neoDarwinism

neoDarwinism

a view of evolutionary theory that combines MENDELIAN GENETICS with DARWINISM. see CENTRAL DOGMA.
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Underpinning Margaret Thatcher's claim that there is no alternative to neoliberalism, is the scientific materialist worldview bequeathed to us by Descartes and Hobbes and further supported by neoDarwinism. The rest of the articles in this edition express the refusal to accept Thatcher's claim, or the world-view on which it is based.
According to the Neodarwinism, throughout the course of history new biological forms have arisen as a result of the fight for survival among individuals.
It is precisely this understanding of the pivotal role of DNA in evolution that transformed Darwinism into Neodarwinism.
Later, this body of insights (collectively known as Neodarwinism) was complemented with the logical framework for reconstructing evolutionary trees (Hennig 1950).
Since the early days of Neodarwinism, laboratory studies with Drosophila and other model organisms have played an important role in the understanding of evolutionary processes.
There is a certain irony in the fact that, while neoDarwinism has made very little contribution to practical matters, it nevertheless was swept up in the general flight away from natural philosophy, becoming in the event just another specialized knowledge, about changes in the gene frequencies of populations from one generation to the next.
(NeoDarwinism can explain some of these historical changes, but has nothing to say about whatever constitutive--therefore predictable--changes may be going on at the same time.) Many, if not most, observable changes in material systems involve both development and individuation.