The online encyclopedia triumphantly points to resistance to myxoma virus among Australian rabbits as one piece of evidence, among others, for common descent.
Followers of news from the world of evolution research are abuzz over a new study, and it’s only partly because of the opportunity for putting some mild potty talk in your headlines.
Richards argues that “Darwinian evolutionary theory held no special place within the community of biologists supportive of National Socialism…and officials in that party utterly rejected Darwinian theory.”
“No evidence in the vast literature of heredity changes shows unambigious evidence that random mutation itself, even with geographical isolation of populations, leads to speciation. Then how do new species come into being? How do cauliflowers descend from tiny, wild Mediterranean cabbagelike plants, or pigs from wild boars?”
It is more than a passing irony that the very book — the Origin of Species — widely supposed to have eliminated “the supernatural” from biology, in fact keeps theology and the supernatural alive by employing theological assumptions in its key arguments.