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... From: Kronos Vol. VIII No. 3 (Spring 1983) Home¦ Issue Contents The Science of Evolution (Part I) Bennison Gray The frequency with which denigrators of Velikovsky are found in the ranks of vociferous evolutionists suggests the desirability of examining the current state of the art in the science of evolution. The journal Skeptical Inquirer is well known for its indiscriminate attacks on catastrophism and creationism. Less well known is the new little journal Creation/Evolution, founded by some of the very same skeptics for promotional purposes. The editorial statement introducing the first issue (Summer 1980) states that the journal is "dedicated to promoting evolutionary science". That an established science needs unabashed "promoting" suggests that all is not well in that science whose centenary was celebrated with such fanfare in 1959. It gives one pause to learn in the pages of Creation/Evolution (Spring 1981) that professional scientific bodies feel obliged to issue evolutionary manifestoes and to organize committees of correspondence in defense of evolution. The editor, Frederick Edwords, informs us of such ...
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2. Site Map [Alternative Science Website]
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... . He is the author of Understanding Enzymes (1981) and over 50 research papers and review articles. It is strange how scientists often choose to present a different image to the outside world from that presented to fellow scientists. Take, for instance, the renowned evolutionary geneticist, Ledyard Stebbins of the University of California, Davis. His book, Darwin to DNA, Molecules to Humanity [1 is aimed at the non-specialist. It is well-written and full of good things, the distilled wisdom of 45 years thinking about and teaching evolution, but it is bland. It seeks to impress the layman by revealing how much we know about the subject. To some extent the book shows that the author has kept pace with recent developments in evolutionary theory, but he has placed himself in a straight-jacket by trying to play down any hint of controversy. He accepts that evolution is not even-paced and is influenced to a large extent by environmental change, but he argues that even the rapid bursts of evolution may be gradualistic. He points out that if the members of ...
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... From: SIS Review Vol V No 3 (1980/81) Home¦ Issue Contents Bookshelf QUANTUM JUMPS IN EVOLUTION Improved Punctuation THE NEW EVOLUTIONARY TIMETABLE: FOSSILS, GENES AND THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES by Steven M. Stanley (Basic Books Inc., New York, 1981; £9.50 hardback) TREVOR PALMER Dr Trevor Palmer is Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry in the Department of Life Sciences, Trent Polytechnic. Interdisciplinary science, as readers of this journal know only too well, has its own special problems. Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the field of evolutionary studies, which links geneticists and systematists on one side with palaeontologists on the other. The relationship has never been an easy one, and indeed started off on the wrong foot. Charles Darwin, having become convinced of the facts of evolution and of natural selection as a plausible mechanism, then decided for various complex reasons, but unnecessarily, to link his ideas with a gradualistic model. In the final chapter of On the Origin of Species [1 he wrote, "As natural selection ...
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... From: Kronos Vol. VII No. 4 (Summer 1982) "Evolution, Extinction, and Catastrophism" Home¦ Issue Contents Darwin's Unfalsifiable Theory Tom Bethell "Darwin's Mistake" was published in the February, 1976 issue of Harper's magazine. In it I pointed out what struck me then, and still strikes me today, as a glaring error in Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. Incidentally, in talking about "the theory of evolution" it is important to maintain the distinction between the general theory of evolution- the theory that evolution took place and Darwin's theory as to how it took place- natural selection. Admittedly, Darwin, himself constantly blurs the distinction between these two theories in The Origin of Species. In any event, my quarrel here is with the theory as to how evolution occurred. Darwin observed that there is a range of variation in the members of a species. Since organisms live in an environment, thought of as a niche into which the organism more or less snugly fits, it follows that some organisms are ...
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... of human knowledge know well that it is not enough to discover and prove a useful truth that was previously unknown, but that it is necessary also to be able to propagate it and get it recognized. (1)" A leading evolutionist recently observed that the great questions in evolutionary theory remain much the same today as they were in Darwin's time (2). Certainly this observation applies to the debate over the inheritance of acquired characters, commonly known as Lamarckism, after Jean Lamarck, author of the first systematic theory of evolution. The debate over the reality of Lamarckian ideas has raged for the better part of a century and a half and shows no signs of abating. Indeed, as I write, the controversy has been rekindled over the announcement of new experiments allegedly supporting the possibility of inheritance of acquired characters. In an attempt to understand the historical background and theoretical significance of this controversy we will offer here a brief outline of the history of the inheritance of acquired characters. This outline will include a summary of Lamarck's theory of evolution; an ...
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7. Catastrophism and Evolution [SIS Internet Digest $]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1998:2 (Dec 1998) Home¦ Issue Contents Catastrophism and Evolution Controversy. Catastrophism and Evolution: The Ongoing Debate. A book by Trevor Palmer, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Controversy puts the reader at the forefront of the scientific revolution against traditional views of evolution. The champion of alternative views, Catastrophism, declares that sudden cataclysmic events, such as meteor showers, cause mass extinctions followed by rapid bursts of new species- in direct opposition to the Modern Synthesis of neo-Darwinism, the offspring of Darwinism and Genetics, which maintains that evolution is slow, imperceptible, and progressive. Professor Palmer clearly traces the interactive histories of catastrophism and Evolution from ancient times to the present, contextualizing the struggle for dominance between these fundamentally different points of view. Contents: Chapter 1- The Context of Evolution: the Earth and its Surroundings. 1.1 The chaotic Solar System. 1.2 Possible causes of catastrophe on Earth. 1.3 The fall and rise of catastrophism. Chapter 2- The ...
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... Alternative Science Home¦ Impossible¦ Forbidden¦ Alternative¦ Mysterious¦ Censorship¦ Books¦ FAQs¦ Pseudoscience¦ Book Reviews¦ Links Horses[ Back[ Speciations[ Transitions[ Horses[ Antibiotics "Horse Evolution" Kathleen Hunt begins her "FAQ" on Horse Evolution by apologising for its length, because, she says, 'horse evolution has been oversimplified too many times already.' Hunt then proceeds to oversimplify the evidence in exactly the same way that it has been oversimplified for the past fifty years, in that she merely asserts that fossil specimens are related while neglecting to produce the scientific evidence that connects them. Disappointingly, she also recycles the same distortions of scientific fact and scientific urban myths that have been practised over the decades too. The first major popular publication on horse fossils was the 1951 book entitled simply 'Horses' published by George Simpson, professor of palaeontology at Harvard. In his book, Simpson presented a chart of horse evolution, versions of which have been endlessly reproduced in textbooks, encyclopaedias and museum publications ever since. (You can view ...
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9. Catastrophism and Evolution [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Review Vol VII Part A (1985) Home¦ Issue Contents Catastrophism and Evolution Trevor Palmer Dr. Palmer graduated from Cambridge University in 1966 and obtained a Ph.D. from London University in 1973 for research in the field of inborn errors of metabolism. This work stimulated his interest in the origin and evolutionary consequence of genetic mutations. He is the author of Understanding Enzymes (1981) and of over thirty research papers concerned with inherited disorders. Currently, he is Principal Lecturer in Biochemistry at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham. Although it remains probable that natural selection is a major evolutionary mechanism, it no longer seems likely that evolution proceeds in an even-paced manner. Species tend to appear rapidly, by geological standards, and may eventually disappear equally abruptly, showing few morphological changes in between. On occasions, mass extinctions of species have taken place, to be followed by the rapid appearances of new species to fill vacant ecological niches. Astronomical evidence suggests that at least some mass extinctions are likely to have resulted from the impacts of comets or asteroids upon ...
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10. The SIS Evolution Debate Continued [SIS C&C Review $]
... From: SIS Chronology& Catastrophism Review 1991 (Vol XIII) Home¦ Issue Contents Forum 1. The SIS Evolution Debate Continued The current SIS evolution debate has its origins in the pages of C& C Workshop when Trevor Palmer (Workshop 1989:2, p. 33) commented on Jill Abery's short article Punctuated Darwinism?' in Workshop 1989:1, pp. 17-19 and questioned the concept of 'catastrophic periods of mutation'. His comments on the role of ecological niches were taken up by David Salkeld and formed the basis for a 'Forum' section in Workshop 1990:1, pp. 14-15, together with Trevor's response. In turn, this brought a response from Jill, including her postulate of 'a different process' following mass extinctions, which was printed in another 'Forum' section (Workshop 1990:2, pp. 24-25) together with Trevor's carefully weighted reply. The following four contributions continue that debate. The Creative Urge in Evolution? It seems to me that the basis for disagreement between Jill and Trevor is their differing philosophies ...
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