Tag: The Origin of Species
New Book Puts Richard Dawkins’s “Selfish Genes” in the ICU
Dr. Jarvis lays out numerous pieces of evidence that jeopardize Dawkins’s view that genes are selfish and act as the units of selection.
Darwin’s Top 10 Arguments Against His Own Theory
In its youth the flat-fish is symmetrical with one eye on each side. However, as the body matures, one eye “begins to glide slowly round the head.”
Darwin, Lyell, and Demythologization
The term demythologization is today most frequently associated with the mid 20th-century German theologian Rudolf Bultmann.
Darwin and the Ghost of Lamarck
The lure of Lamarck was exemplified most strikingly in the case of Viennese biologist Paul Kammerer and the unhappy affair of the “midwife toad.”
Dandelions, Darwin’s Bark Spider, and More: No Shortage of Biological Wonders
Those of us who find purpose in biology instead of random tinkering will not run out of material to get excited about any time soon.