Darwinism, not mutationism, explains the design of organisms.

  title={Darwinism, not mutationism, explains the design of organisms.},
  author={Andy Gardner},
  journal={Progress in biophysics and molecular biology},
  volume={111 2-3},
Shapiro claims that advances in molecular genetics have undermined Darwinism, leading him to advocate mutationism. However, this extreme view is bourne out of conceptual error. He has misunderstood the distinction between gradualism and saltationism, which do not concern the rate of genetic change, but rather the emergence of complex design. And he has misunderstood the relationship between the dynamics of natural selection and the agency of individual organisms: these are not competing… CONTINUE READING

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