Systems Biology & the Engineer Who Leaves Big Tech in the Dust
Most academic biologists would sooner parasail into Mordor than admit intelligent design beats blind evolution. Modern Darwinism is very much the reigning paradigm in historical biology. Curiously, however, the hottest branch of experimental biology nowadays actually adopts as a working heuristic the view that biological systems are optimally engineered. This hot new approach—systems biology—has proven so fruitful that there is a growing demand for engineers to join biological research groups to help those groups think like engineers.
Recently I had the privilege of attending a scientific conference that took this systems biology approach—the Conference on Engineering in Living Systems (CELS). What...
is a senior fellow with Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture and the author or co-author of numerous articles and books, including Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design, with Matt Leisola (Discovery Institute, 2018), The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got and the West Forgot, with Jay Richards (Ignatius, 2014), and A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature, with Benjamin Wiker (IVP, 2006).Get Salvo in your inbox! This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #66, Fall 2023 Copyright © 2023 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo66/ingeniously-made