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Researchers: Steve Gould’s Punk Eek is right; evolution can pause a long time, then happen rapidly

Punctuated equilibrium is what we observe but it isn’t popular. Punk eek makes it even less likely that life develops due to unintelligent random processes. It just does not allow anywhere near enough time. Read More ›

Why punctuated equilibrium did not rescue modern evolutionary theory

Re Stephen Jay Gould returning to traditional Darwinism: Didn’t E. O. Wilson try escaping the vice grip of Darwinism with “group selection” and then dramatically returning to full orthodoxy, leaving many dozens of supporters stranded? Complete academy acceptance is a powerful motivator… Read More ›

Researchers: Why crocodiles have not changed since the dinosaur age

Researchers: The findings show that the limited diversity of crocodiles and their apparent lack of evolution is a result of a slow evolutionary rate. It seems the crocodiles arrived at a body plan that was very efficient and versatile enough that they didn't need to change it in order to survive. (They cite "punctuated equilibrium.") Read More ›