The eye in a twinkling

  title={The eye in a twinkling},
  author={Richard Dawkins},
Revealing the uncertainty of Evolution of Homo sapiens from the group of Apes
To solve the complexity a theoretical-genetics approach has been discussed in this paper and a proposed Sinha-Tripathy modification of Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection is proposed.
Evolution of synapse complexity and diversity.
The evolution and organization of synapse proteomes underlie the origins and complexity of nervous systems and behavior and Natural selection has constrained diversification in mammalian postsynaptic mechanisms and the repertoire of adaptive and innate behaviors.
How did glycogen structure evolve to satisfy the requirement for rapid mobilization of glucose? A problem of physical constraints in structure building
The results demonstrate that the structure of cellular glycogen is in good agreement with optimization of molecular design in cellular metabolism, a necessary condition for guaranteeing a good structure-function relationship.
Quirks of Human Anatomy: An Evo-Devo Look at the Human Body
This paper presents a meta-anatomy of the midline, a probabilistic model of the structure of the nervous system that combines determinants of infectious disease, as well as some examples of other types of medicine.
Evolution and the eye: the Darwin bicentennial and the sesquicentennial of the origin of species.
On the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Darwin and 150 years after the publication of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, the main features of eye evolution are remembered and the prominent place the eye holds in the development and refinement of evolutionary theory.
The puzzle of the Krebs citric acid cycle: Assembling the pieces of chemically feasible reactions, and opportunism in the design of metabolic pathways during evolution
Analysis of the Krebs cycle as a problem of chemical design to oxidize acetate yielding reduction equivalents to the respiratory chain to make ATP demonstrates that although there are several different chemical solutions to this problem, the design of this metabolic pathway as it occurs in living cells is the best chemical solution.
Legal Mythmaking in a Time of Mass Extinctions: Reconciling Stories of Origins with Human Destiny
Biodiversity loss represents humanity's most urgent challenge. No other scientific problem, if left unsolved, will take longer to correct. A proper sense of natural history, spanning at a minimum the
Platelet-derived Growth Factor D, Tissue-specific Expression in the Eye, and a Key Role in Control of Lens Epithelial Cell Proliferation*
Intervention in the PDGF-D pathway in the eye, perhaps by antibody or blocking peptide, could be useful in the treatment of certain cataracts, including post-operative secondary cataract.


A pessimistic estimate of the time required for an eye to evolve
  • D. Nilsson, S. Pelger
  • Art
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • 1994
Theoretical considerations of eye design allow us to find routes along which the optical structures of eyes may have evolved. If selection constantly favours an increase in the amount of detectable
The Blind Watchmaker
A brilliant and controversial book which demonstrates that evolution by natural selection is the only answer to the biggest question of all: why do the authors exist.