My challenge is not to provide the list of mutations that did the trick, but rather a list of mutations that can do it.
Today’s biologists clearly have realized that evolutionary theory must be revised to avoid conflict with genomic data.
Computational implementations of the Darwinian mechanism only work in a very limited sense.
It’s as though most scientists are unwilling to put these fundamental ideas to a serious test.
If Shapiro holds that the answers to the great questions of biology all reside in the material components of life and their arrangement, then he must realize this to be just another philosophical position.
Scientists sometimes find themselves wishing things were different. In one sense that’s a thoroughly unremarkable observation. After all, scientists are human, and humans have always found themselves wishing things were different. But what if some of the things scientists wish were different are the very things they have devoted themselves to studying? In other words, […]
Original Article It’s a big year for all things Darwin. This month, two centuries after his birth, we commemorate the man and his accomplishments. And in November, a century and a half after On the Origin of Species was published, we commemorate the beginnings of the theory by which we all know him. But how […]