At the end of class, after having described this incredibly complex process, the prof asked us a question.
“I want you to think about this and consider, How did this evolve?”
I was looking forward to hearing his explanation but he just left it at that and moved on.
I wonder how many of my class mates actually did stop to think about it. We have spent quite a bit of time already on chemical and biological evolution and sadly, I think most have accepted it as an incontrovertable fact. Certainly that is the way it is has been presented so far.