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Evolutionary Teleonomy: Support from Mainstream Evolutionary Biologists


Two years ago, I started suggesting not only should the modern synthesis be dropped, I suggested an alternative (ID-friendly) paradigm that could be used in its place in evolutionary biology. This week, a near-identical concept was suggested by a major evolutionary biologist in a mainstream journal.

I coined the term “evolutionary teleonomy” to refer to the new paradigm. You can see the video that I introduced the term with below, or read the Bio-Complexity paper on it here.

Additionally, a week and a half ago, I posted a video describing in detail various evidences for the cellular processes involved in evolutionary teleonomy here:

I have other research towards that end, which, if interested, you can find here.

So, just the other day, a friend pointed out that Eugene Koonin proposed the exact same topic just a few days ago. The paper is CRISPR: a new principle of genome engineering linked to conceptual shifts in evolutionary biology.

So what is this conceptual shift in evolutionary biology?

Put somewhat boldly, but I think appropriately, these are dedicated devices for genome evolution. It is crucial to emphasize that the emerging concept of the role of IAC in organismal evolution is fully founded on distinct, elaborate molecular systems that do not involve any new elementary mechanisms. The familiar molecular biology and biochemistry account for all these processes but the combination of the elementary mechanisms can be unusual, and the emergent phenomena are the “Lamarckian-type” routes of evolution.

What is the description of evolutionary teleonomy?

the idea that organisms can actively affect their evolution

Additionally, the Bio-Complexity evolutionary teleonomy paper shows how this makes a quantitative difference in genetic analysis.

So, if you want to know the future of biology, you should check out the present of Intelligent Design.

Thank you for the excellent post this is very interesting :) AaronS1978

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