January 21, 2019 Victor Rozek
By almost any measure, it was one of the biggest news stories in last hundred years. And I’ll bet you missed it. In fairness, almost everyone did. After all, there was nothing entertaining or scandalous about it, so it failed to meet the current criteria of news worthiness. Plus, it dealt with concepts not easily collapsed into sound bites. It was loaded with strange, off-putting words like Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes, and alien goings-on such as Endosymbiosis, and Molecular Phylogenetics.
Too complex for Twitter, too impersonal for Facebook. So, almost everyone missed it – at least those of us outside the …Read more