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Extended Evolutionary Synthesis: A review of the latest scientific research
By Lynn Chiu
Department of Evolutionary Biology
University of Vienna

This review—intended for curious readers, reporters, researchers, and teachers—is a road map to navigate rapidly moving terrain. To understand the direction of emerging research today, we need to ask: What happened to evolutionary biology during the 20th century and what did it leave out? Why is the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis seeking a more inclusive approach to evolutionary theorizing? And finally, what does a comprehensive evolutionary theory look like?

The review proceeds in three parts: examining the genetic turn of evolutionary theory since Darwin (Part 1); sampling multiple, independent calls for an alternative outlook (Part 2); and finally, taking a close look at the emerging structure and outcomes of an Extended Evolutionary Synthesis research program (Part 3).

But, to the extent that Darwinism is all-sufficient, the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis, pioneered by Stephen Jay Gould and Niles Eldredge attempts to solve a problem that doesn’t — in theory — exist … But, if it DOES exist…

Since Darwinian processes only work in genetics and cannot explain the origin of novel genomes, adaptation, the center of Darwinism, is a colossal failure for Evolution. Great for genetics. But cannot admit that is all it does. Gould tried to show how novelty could arise through exaptation. But he too and his disciples have failed. The technology to show this failure or verify it exists. But they dare not do it and show exaptation is a failure too or else be canceled for life. With adaptation and exaptation failures, there is nothing left in the natural evolution quiver. Except to lie and mock those who point this out. jerry

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