Sunday, May 18, 2008

Where's the beef?

Poor Charles Darwin. They just won't let the poor man rest in his grave. Evolution by natural selection can't possibly account for the rich diversity of life on Earth, they say. Well, maybe not. But so far no one has offered an alternative or supplementary paradigm that works nearly as well as a template for research, or demonstrated convincingly that one is necessary. When it comes along, you can be sure that biologists will embrace it. See this week's Musing.

Click to enlarge Anne's Sunday illumination, with a view from her lovely southwestern mesa.