Evolution - the Extended Synthesis. Massimo Pigliucci, Gerd B. Müller

Evolution - the Extended Synthesis

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Evolution - the Extended Synthesis Massimo Pigliucci, Gerd B. Müller
Publisher: The MIT Press

"The Extended Synthesis: Something Old, Something New." Evolution: Education and Outreach 4, no. See my comments below about Brooks's promotion of Darwinism as the "future of biology. And now I must on to the most important part of modern evolutionary sciences, the modern synthesis, the modern synthesis was the synthesis of genetics and evolution, it is truly worth a post of its own, even a book of its own (wait… it does have multiple books of its own actually!). Muller, the organizers of the Altenberg conference, edited a book based on the papers coming out of the conference--Evolution--The Extended Synthesis (MIT Press). I would like first to offer a few cautionary notes and then briefly to situate the conversation within the context of more recent theoretical work that is part of a new “extended synthesis” of evolutionary thought(1). Would recommend reading Evolution, the Extended Synthesis (2010) edited by Massimo Pigliucci and Gerd B Műller and published by The MIT Press. "Should Evolutionary Theory Evolve? Our contemporary understanding of evolution is (1) encompassed by the Modern Synthesis, (2) encompassed by an extended version of the Modern Synthesis (3) at odds with the Modern Synthesis. Evolution: the extended synthesis. Nice discussion of topics calling for more research in evolution. (Evolution: A View from the 21st Century), Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan (Acquiring Genomes: A Theory Of the Origin Of Species), Massimo Pigliucci and Gerd B. Some biologists are calling for a rethink of the rules of evolution". The Darwinian research programme the dominated natural science in the XX century is defined as the “Modern Synthesis”, a name that suggested the fusion of the central core of the Darwinian theory – casual variation and natural selection – with In his famous work The genetical theory of natural selection, Fisher proved that the genetic basis of evolution could be extended to those traits, such as height, that do not appear to be transmitted in a Mendelian manner. Ledyard Stebbins extended these theories to plants and emphasized polyploidy and hybridization as mechanisms of evolution. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA (2010). This is the picture that emerges from evo-devo, epigenetics, comparative genomics, and other developments that feed what some researchers are calling the Extended Synthesis of evolution theory. Daniel Brooks is has been living with controversy ever since 1982, when his ideas first appeared in an academic paper, and then when, in 1986, he co-authored with Ed Wiley a book with the title Evolution as Entropy. If we did all that, it wouldn't be a revolution — because it would embrace everything that is already in evolution — but would be what Pigliucci calls the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis.

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