From the uncommondescent blog. I found this to be very interesting and I have been watching this happen for a while now. We are witnessing a revolution in biology. Information has been coming faster now and this blog is attempting to keep visitors aware. The old paradigm is crumbling....yet TE's are trying to save it....
While I was shaving this morning I was thinking about the
materialists who are beginning to question the evolutionary mechanisms
proposed by the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis (e.g., Lynn Margulis and James
Shapiro). All of a sudden a great irony struck me. No doubt many of my
readers have already picked up on this, but I can be slow on the uptake
and it was kind of a stunner to me. The irony is this: Even among
materialists Neo-Darwinian Evolution is beginning to crumble under the
cumulative weight of the many absurdities it requires its adherents to
......This work is difficult and time consuming, but the question at its
core—the genetic origin of new and complex traits—is probably still
one of the most pertinent and fundamental unanswered questions in
evolution today. At stake is the possibility of testing whether novel
complex traits arise from a gradual building of novel developmental
networks, gene by gene, or whether pre-existent modules of interacting genes are recruited together to play novel roles in novel parts of the organism.