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Evolution Issue of the Month 2. Natural Selection--Not the Best Idea Anyone Ever Had
Date:6/17/2012

ct: it means we inherited from Darwin a very impoverished idea of what evolution consists of--nothing more than adaptation.

Combining natural selection with genetics doesn't work any better, the article concludes. Natural selection doesn't select for "fitness," it selects for whatever has creatures passing their characteristics on to future generations by leaving more progeny. That selects for creatures that are more aggressive in competition, more deceitful and promiscuous in mating, and more nepotistic and prone to murder other's progeny. But that's not what we see in nature, either in other creatures or ourselves. Whatever it is that drives evolution, it's not merely "selecting" for something among available options, certainly it's not selecting for those qualities, it's creating new variations.

Read the complete article. It is the second in a series of articles written by Shaun Johnston, publisher of the Take On Darwin website, that draw attention to flaws in the arguments used to support the Modern Synthesis. Subjects to be covered can be seen here.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9604432.htm.


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