There is one point of confusion in descriptions of this year’s prize winners. It’s the talk of “directed evolution.”
A central problem for theories of unguided evolution has always been the challenge of building complex biological novelties.
Wallace was the co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of the theory of evolution by natural selection. He later broke with Darwin over the question of teleology.
The paradigm of cladistic classification based on assumed common ancestry should be reconsidered in favor of a traditional phenetic classification based on maximum similarity.
An advocate for Darwinian medicine wants to bring two historical opponents in the design debate, Pasteur and Darwin, into a peace treaty for the good of public health.