“Evolution is too important to leave to evolutionary biologists.”
-Ray Noble MD
“I don’t consider my ideas controversial. I consider them right.”
In London from 7-9 November 2016 I witnessed a groundbreaking summit at the British Royal Society. 300 scientists from around the world gathered to evaluate a sea change in evolutionary theory.
When recalled at the end of the 21st century, this gathering may prove as pivotal as the US election that occurred at the same time.
No one can say for sure until December 31, 2099 whether this meeting was that influential. But in a few minutes I’ll explain why I predict it was.
I’ll also explain why Charles Darwin himself – a thoughtful, tentative, ever-questioning man who eschewed dogma – would likely be horrified at Neo-Darwinism, the mutant progeny of his own theory, that emerged in the 1940s and held sway for 70 years.
Mr. Darwin would surely be relieved that someone finally Read more »