speciation Uncommon Descent Contest

Uncommon Descent Contest Question 21 reposted What if Darwin’s theory only works 6 percent of the time?

(Note: There was a problem posting entry comments to the original post, so I am reposting this – I think, very interesting – question to give others a chance. I have posted a link from the previous post to this one for purposes of entry. All previous entries will be judged, so no need to Read More…

speciation Uncommon Descent Contest

Uncommon Descent Contest Question 21: What if Darwin’s theory only works 6 percent of the time?

(Note: There was a problem posting entry comments here, so this contest has been reposted: Go here to enter. All previous entries will be judged, so no need to repost.) Here’s an interesting article in New Scientist by Bob Holmes on a new approach to how animals become separate species (“Accidental origins: Where species come Read More…

speciation

Speciation: Or maybe not?

At Wired Science, we are informed “Birth of New Species Witnessed by Scientists” (November 16, 2009): On one of the Galapagos islands whose finches shaped the theories of a young Charles Darwin, biologists have witnessed that elusive moment when a single species splits in two. In many ways, the split followed predictable patterns, requiring a Read More…