approach focuses on the ultimate, or evolutionary, reason for the origin of disease, i.e.
We used the previous four Darwinian
components to create a scoring rubric (Figure 1) to score students' answers to simple evolution questions.
Even with genetics, Darwinians
have differed on points as basic as whether the target of selection is the organism, the species, or the gene.
Thomson is well suited to the considerable task he attempts, as he is both a natural writer and well read across the spectrum of philosophical, theological, and scientific literatures required to do justice to the issues resolved by the Darwinian
First of all, let me say at the beginning that I have studied not only physics but also geology and paleontology at Harvard, and so it is with this background that I reject the ordinary understanding of the Darwinian
theory of evolution even on scientific grounds.
Those who read the cover story of Time might be familiar with this hypothesis because the geneticist Dean Hamer, whose new book The God Gene inspired the cover story, offered this as his Darwinian
explanation of religion.
Seeking to strengthen their near-monopoly on those topics in discourse in public schools, Darwinian
fetishists would make monkeys of us all.
CONSERVATIVES, such as Larry Arnhart, hold that it's inevitable and good that we're stuck with our natures.
This work fears no shame in the easy invocation of scientific authority: "biologists understand" that ovaries get tickled by Darwinian
theory is not viewed in isolation, but as invariably complicated by a network of literary sources held in common by the writers concerned - Milton, Shakespeare, Arthurian legend and various myths of national identity located in Homer and Virgil.
Also, while retaining a Darwinian
base, punctuated-equilibrium theory says that many evolutionary changes have been directed by forces other than natural selection.