He was an early non-Darwinian evolutionist (1988 is pretty early), mainly a structuralist. He continues to publish books at nearly 100 years of age.
Holloway: The complex organization of energy we humans see around us in our verdant fertile nest is enormously atypical. This fundamental law drives right through the heart of any technology, genetic or otherwise, that we might invent …
We’ll wait till they make a number of predictions and then see if they come true.
One could simply say, “Evolving more intelligence helped the animal to survive.” The trouble with that explanation is, many free-roaming life forms would probably survive more readily if they were more intelligent. But they do not develop greater intelligence on that account. There must be more to the story.
It’s the first time life has been found under such conditions. But, as Alfred Russel Wallace, the first ID nerd, pointed out, this is a World of Life (1914).
Richard W. Stevens points out that a bird does not fly just because it has wings; it needs a Explanations of the evolution of flight do not account for that.“flight” program in its brain.
“the genetic basis of air-breathing and limb movement was already established in our fish ancestor 50 million years earlier” than a transition to land. That sounds like directed evolution, no? The researchers have stumbled onto directed evolution but their careers depend on not recognizing that fact.
For all practical purposes, the coelacanth is a “living fossil,” in the sense that it is an example of stasis. It wanders a bit genetically over millions of years but doesn’t change much over hundreds of millions of years. Could we say the same of most vertebrates?
Researcher: “But it’s possible that the mutation rate is so high in some of these non-B DNA regions that the same mutation could occur independently in several different individuals. If this is true, it would change how we think about evolution.”
It turns out the butterflies had the aerodynamics right.
At the Smithsonian: Surviving crocodiles did not change throughout millions of years because they arrived at an equilibrium where they were efficient and versatile enough that they did not need to evolve to exist, reports the Conversation.
Here’s an interesting assessment of non-Darwinian microbiologist Michael Denton’s work: in The Miracle of the Cell he concentrates on one example of fine-tuning after another… Biologists may have once held simplistic notions about the origin of life, back in the heady days following the iconic Miller-Urey experiment. They may have thought they were on the Read More…
They couldn’t withstand humans grinding them up but hey…
In short, Darwinism is a crock but they can’t, of course, say that.
The paper uses data from a game played by citizen scientists. We don’t really know for sure how lions would use the same data. But the story is apparently more complex than textbook Darwinism.