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Listen: Paul Nelson and Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig on Randomness in Natural Selection

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On a classic episode of ID the Future, the CSC’s Dr. Paul Nelson talks with Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig, retired geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Germany, about randomness in natural selection and why randomness is such a controversial topic. As Lönnig points out, Richard Dawkins and others are at great pains to deny the connection. Why would that be? Download the podcast or listen to it here.

Photo: Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig in an interview for German TV on “Paleontology and Evolution” (screen shot).

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