This is the first in a new series exploring post-Darwinian thinking in contemporary biology. This post sketches in some background by discussing the shortcomings of the machine metaphor, which is an essential feature of Darwinian thinking: Here.
The gradual crumbling of the Darwinian consensus, and the rise of a new theoretical outlook in biology is one of the most significant but underreported news stories of our time.*
It’s a scandal that science journalists have been so slow to pick up on this story. For, make no mistake about it, the story is huge. In science, they don’t come any bigger.
The legacy media don’t pick up on it because – in an unrelated series of events – they are seriously declining too.
To them, the important story is circling the wagons, not why is it happening, what changes does the future bring, or how to adapt.
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