Sunday, August 05, 2007

Problems of Evolution: 1. Introduction

Here are the section headings of Chapter 1., Introduction, of my book outline, "Problems of Evolution."

[Left (click to enlarge): "An introduction to evolution," Understanding Evolution, Berkeley University. Typically fallacious examples of "evolution," as we shall see!]

I will try (time permitting) to write brief notes under at least one section every day.

© Stephen E. Jones, BSc. (Biology)



1.1. What is evolution?
1.2. There are problems of evolution
1.3. The problem of evolution
1.4. Purpose of this book
1.5. My personal position on evolution


PS: See `tagline' quote below for the definitive (albeit unfalsifiable and question-begging) definition of "evolution" by the late Harvard evolutionary biology Professor Ernst Mayr (1904-2005) in his book, "What Evolution Is" (my emphasis)! Could it be that the then "world's greatest living evolutionary biologist and a writer of extraordinary insight and clarity," a man of genius IQ (he completed a doctorate of medicine and a doctorate of zoology simultaneously in 3 years by the age of 21!), in 2001, at the age of 97, when he had been a professor of evolutionary biology at Harvard for ~48 years, did not know of an adequate, scientific, definition of what "evolution" is (because there isn't one)?

Stephen E. Jones, BSc. (Biol).
My other blog: TheShroudofTurin

"Evolution The gradual process by which the living world has been developing following the origin of life." (Mayr, E.W., "What Evolution Is," Basic Books: New York NY, 2001, p.286. Emphasis original)

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