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.
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…
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.”)
ust the title. Punk Eek was supposed to be the final smack in the face to Darwin doubters. As if the science pr site’s purpose is not just to defend Darwinism.Could we someday have a discussion of the various ways evolution happens?