Dr. Kozulic has requested UD to post the following response to Dr. Torley’s recent retraction vis-à-vis the fixation issue:
Since my reputation is at stake, I kindly ask you to make my position public in another post at Uncommondescent under the title: ‘When I am not wrong’, with the following text:
Dr. Kozulic would like to state the following:
There is nothing wrong with the arguments and questions put forward in the post “Branko Kozulic responds to Professor Moran”
In his reply “On being “outed” as a closet Darwinist” Professor Moran has not answered any of the questions and arguments raised. Until that happens, his claim that 22,000,000 million neutral mutations can be fixed in 5,000,000 years cannot be but considered impossible, together with all the implications. Should Professor Moran answer the questions and arguments posed, I will reply to him at any public forum of his choice.
As it relates to the retraction of Dr. Torley, his change of mind is the consequence of confusion, as for example illustrated here:
“The fallacy in the logic here should now be apparent. There is no reason to suppose that one singleton has to be fixed in the population before another one can be. The paper has therefore failed to demonstrate that speciation is an event that lies beyond the reach of chance.”
The issue with singletons – in contrast to nucleotide mutations – is not fixation, but their origin.
If any issue related to this request is in need of explanation, please let me know.
Branko Kozulic, Ph.D.