Saltational evolution: hopeful monsters are here to stay

@article{Theien2009SaltationalEH,
  title={Saltational evolution: hopeful monsters are here to stay},
  author={G. Thei{\ss}en},
  journal={Theory in Biosciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={128},
  pages={43-51}
}
  • G. Theißen
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine, Computer Science
  • Theory in Biosciences
Since 150 years it is hypothesized now that evolution always proceeds in a countless number of very small steps (Darwin in On the origin of species by means of natural selection or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle of life, Murray, London, 1859), a view termed “gradualism”. Few contemporary biologists will doubt that gradualism reflects the most frequent mode of evolution, but whether it is the only one remains controversial. It has been suggested that in some cases profound… Expand
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