Major scientists from a dozen countries present evidence that a paradigm shift is underway or has already taken place, replacing neo-Darwinism (the standard model of evolution based on natural selection following the accumulation of random genetic mutations) with a vastly richer evolutionary synthesis than previously thought possible.
The Royal Society seems to cautiously agree: “Royal Society meet on paradigm shift in evolution? Many of the 50 or so scientists associated with The Third Way of Evolution will attend.”
Here is a developing discussion of possible interest at O’Leary for News’s Facebook page:
Gem from Joel Fletcher:
Joel Fletcher the “silent” revolution is taking place while TMZ monitors hollywood’s opinions on Darwinism.
Well, we all have our priorities, right? By the way, how’s it working out between Bimbette and the new Natural Selection shampoo?
Also from Fletcher:
Cannot wait to hear more about this Denyse, truly exciting times. I quickly read Mazur’s interview with Stuart Newman, May 15′ and am astounded how open he is, though he is sticking to Emergism(Poofiness). It’s refreshing interview.
I (O’Leary for News) wrote,
It is a most welcome development. From my perspective, there are three problems with Darwinism. 1) It’s an incorrect description of much evolutionary change. 2) It isn’t possible because randomness cannot generate that level of information. 3) It is a theory of everything whose defenders actively persecute doubters in science, however evidenced and reasonable their objections. I am quite happy to see co-belligerents taking the lead in dealing with 1 and 3 because 2 takes us into less charted territory. Territory that it is nice to have time for, apart from all the
brushfires created by the problems at 1 and 2. – d.
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