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... the maximum tolerable DNA changes. Introduction and Summary The last few decades have brought about a revolution in man's ability to understand, decode and manipulate deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecules, the molecules which make the genes which direct life's processes. One aspect of the revolution concerns the ability to trace, by genetic means, the pattern of biological evolution to an extent that was previously unavailable. The phrase molecular evolutionary clock', already coined from protein investigation [1 ], is becoming increasingly prominent and is used to describe the startling discovery that proteins, and to a more precise degree the DNA molecules, tend to evolve at rates more correlated to absolute time than to species type ...
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... From: Catastrophism, Neocatastrophism and Evolution by Trevor Palmer CD Home | Contents CD-Rom Home Preface Chapter 1 The Context of Evolution: the Earth and its Surroundings Chapter 2 The Establishment of Gradualism Chapter 3 Challenges to Evolutionary Gradualism Chapter 4 Nemesis for Evolutionary Gradualism? Chapter 5 The Erratic Descent of Man Chapter 6 Towards a New Evolutionary Synthesis Chapter 2 The Establishment of Gradualism Trevor Palmer Catastrophism, gradualism and uniformitarianism As we saw in the previous chapter, the generally received view of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century gradualists (also called uniformitarians) has been that they were true scientists, in marked contrast to their rivals, the catastrophists, whose ideas were dominated by religious dogma. ...
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43. Darwinian Diary, part I (Book reviews) [Journals] [SIS Review]
... VI No 4 (1984) Home | Issue Contents In Passing EVOLUTIONARY THEORY Darwinian Diary, part I by Trevor Palmer Books Discussed THE NECK OF THE GIRAFFE: or where Darwin went wrong by Francis Hitching (Pan Books: London, 1982; £2 .50 paperback, 288 pages, illustrated) DARWINISM DEFENDED: a guide to the evolution controversies by Michael Ruse (Addison-Wesley: Reading, Massachusetts, 1982; £6 .95 paperback, 356 pages, illustrated) DARWIN UP TO DATE: a New Scientist guide edited by Jeremy Cherfas (New Scientist Publications: London, 1982; £3 .75 paperback, 72 A4 pages, illustrated) EVOLUTION NOW: a century ...
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... From: SIS Chronology & Catastrophism Review 2005 (Sep 2005) Home | Issue Contents Resurrecting Genesis: Displacing the Failed Theory of Naturalistic Evolution, by John R. Hadd Dorrance, 2002. Reviewed by David Salkeld Hadd's is an interesting and learned challenge to orthodox Darwinism without surrendering to fundamentalist creationism. ' (Walker Percy, quoted on the cover). It is a fair comment. However, a section headed Two Goals' in chapter 1 says: The first objective of this review is a revamping of [US] public school treatment of the subject of origins and Earth's record of life'. Ten lines later we find: The second goal is to revamp public ...
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45. Genesis and Extinction [Books] [de Grazia books]
... Charles Darwin saw, had no moral restraints and was operating continuously under the pressures of the environment. Nor was there any rentier psychology in nature: "Give me my little niche and I will give you yours." Pressure to expand was infinite and this aggressiveness led to the most marvelous adaptations (to other's niches) and actual physical evolutions. So went the line of thought. The underlying amoral (but moral in its own way) view here found the idea of catastrophism disturbing, first because a moral agent called God was customarily employed to command the disasters and reconstitute the world afterwards, and second because catastrophism without divine controls appeared to be quite disorderly and not progressive ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 170  -  29 Mar 2004  -  URL: /online/pubs/books/degrazia/lately/ch27.htm
... From: SIS Chronology and Catastrophism Workshop 1992 No 1 (Aug 1992) Home | Issue Contents REVIEWS The Scars of Evolution: What Our Bodies Tell Us About Human Origins by Elaine Morgan (Souvenir Press, London, 1990) In this brief, clear, and engaging presentation of the Aquatic Hypothesis on human evolution, Mrs. Morgan succinctly details the evidence for our ancestors' ecological detour from Miocene forests to Pleistocene grasslands by way of Pliocene seashores. More precisely, she follows the late Leon P. La Lumiere of the U.S . Naval Research Laboratory in locating the cradle of the hominids on what used to be Danakil Island (but is now the Danikil upland ...
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47. Knowledge and Entropy - an Evolutionary Outlook [Journals] [Catastrophist Geology]
... the history of the Earth, mankind has subverted the Earth's scene, and a cataclysm provoked by technical and scientific knowledge could very well be just at the beginning. In the opinion of Murdy (105), the knowledge crisis is one that every cultural species on every inhabitable planet in the universe must surmount. at a point in its evolution, or become extinct'; and in support of Murdy's views Olson (1975) writes: if our planet is at all typical, we can see that the emergence of what might be called "planetary powers" has occurred almost instantaneously in terms of evolutionary time... Because this knowledge crisis emerges so rapidly, it may ...
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48. A Third Alternative [Journals] [Kronos]
... From: Kronos Vol. III No. 1 (Fall 1977) Home | Issue Contents A Third Alternative [The following letter, dated April 5, 1977, was sent to Professor Paul Kurtz, Editor of The Humanist, in response to an issue of The Humanist that championed uniformitarian evolution by natural selection as the only alternative to creationism. The quotation at the very end of the letter is from Professor Kurtz' own statement on behalf of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal; see The Humanist, May/June 1976, page 28. Otherwise, the letter is self-explanatory. As this issue of KRONOS goes to press, the letter has ...
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49. Punctuated Darwinism? [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... it is possible to change one species into another. Rather, it would seem to indicate that the role of natural selection is to weed out any individuals which vary too much from a species' norm. Indeed, modern genetics, armed with computers, actually contains the seeds of the ultimate argument against neo-Darwinism. Most arguments for and against evolution by natural selection are theoretical or based on negative evidence such as the absence of any missing link fossils. Although the weight of theoretical evidence against the established views is now considerable, it would certainly help to tip the sales if either side could present just one piece of positive evidence. Population genetics and conservation breeding programmes may, unknowingly ...
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50. In Passing [Journals] [SIS Review]
... From: SIS Review Vol V No 3 (1980/81) Home | Issue Contents In Passing HUMAN EVOLUTION Books Discussed THE MAKING OF MANKIND by Richard E. Leakey (Michael Joseph, 1981, £9 .95) MISSING LINKS by John Reader (Collins, 1981, £9 .95) Leakey Hypotheses Jill Abery Jill Abery has an M.A . (Cantab.) in Natural Sciences and Zoology, and is one of the editorial team for S.I .S . Workshop. Leakey's BBC TV series and the inevitable accompanying book present a very similar story to his previous Origins, published in 1977 and written in collaboration with Roger Lewin of New ...
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