Evolving to Valhalla

How I wish that cells’ ancestors were not, now, being named after Norse gods. The whole of Norse mythology is dark, superstitious mumbo-jumbo. Giving names of non-existent quasi-humans to hypothetical organisms inferred from metagenomes is an obstacle to thought, and an open invitation to anthropocentricity. The usually admirable Ed Yong in The Atlantic, 11th January… Continue reading Evolving to Valhalla