Cell biology Evolution Intelligent Design stasis

It turns out that we all need those zombie microbes that live indefinitely and don’t really evolve

In the words of one researcher, “Our concept of how cells evolve goes out the window for this incredibly large biosphere.” And yet, we are told, “these almost-but-not-quite-dead cells play an important role in the production of methane, the degradation of the planet’s largest pool of organic carbon, and other processes.”