Society (as a whole) views “Dawkins” (et al) as a bunch of harmless psychopaths who will eventually be hauled away with the morning trash.
Denyse O’Leary replied,
What’ interesting then is why the media (including, it seems journals)
haven’t caught up. That happens, but usually the reason is worth knowing.
Kershner suggested that we tend to assume more people are interested than really are, because we are acutely aware of the topic ourselves (the submergence effect). Then he said,
It’s the same with journals — if you really take a good hard look you’ll find that “NS acting on RM” is rarely (if ever) mentioned or cited in any “Evolution related” paper and that Neo-Darwinism really is an out-dated view not affectionately cuddled by the plethora of researchers in the 21st century. More.
He may well be right. It could be that, while we have been debating how to open the discussion of evolution to broader trends, it is already happening. Readers’ thoughts?
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