The simplest explanation? (Evolution)

by George Jelliss ⌂ @, Crewe, Friday, October 30, 2020, 21:03 (655 days ago) @ dhw

dhw Bearing in mind that natural selection does not create anything but only selects changes which are beneficial, should I assume that you believe random mutations are a satisfactory explanation for all the innovations that have led from the first living cells to, let’s say, the human brain?

No you should not make that assumption. The theory of evolution has moved on a good way since Darwin. The contributions of Margulis and McClintock are now generally accepted. I don't know about Shapiro.

It's maybe getting near the time for a new book on Evolution to be written taking account of modern developments. Maybe it has already been written, but I'm not aware of it yet.


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