Punctuated Equilibrium support from research? Not!! (Introduction)

by dhw, Monday, June 29, 2020, 09:26 (9 days ago) @ David Turell

QUOTES: “'But our new results show nothing else than a gradual evolution of the bryozoan species both before, during and after the formation of new species,” emphasizes Voje.

"The idea of fast-track evolution during speciation has been controversial. Critics of the theory of punctuated equilibrium found it difficult to believe that the evolutionary processes leading to new species should be markedly different from the processes that cause already existing species to change."

“'Species are continuously evolving and our results support the hypothesis that evolution does not “behave” differently when new species emerge,” says Voje."

DAVID: ... we only know existing species adapt to change. Gould was concerned about the gaps all over the fossil record. This criticism is not surprising in view of the fact that Gould's Ph.D. thesis about snails has been shown to have errors. Science is self-correcting most of the time.

So these scientists support Darwin’s gradualism (“natura non facit saltum”). That doesn’t help your theory one little bit. But of course we are still left with the problem of the Cambrian.

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