It’s a polar opposite perspective from nature red in tooth and claw.
That’s why the headline reads, “Cooperation, not struggle for survival, drives evolution.” The professors are still evolutionists, and still believe in millions of years. A new conceptual evolutionary model first proposed in 2015 in bio RXiv and then published this year in the journal Biologia by Roberto Cazzolla Gatti, associate professor of ecology and biodiversity at Tomsk State University (Russia), reviewed the debated mechanism of speciation, suggesting that competition and a struggle for the existence are not the main drivers of evolution.
In fact, most ecological models are too simplistic and are often considered outdated.
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What Trump's new travel ban means for science (Nature). Secular scientists caught using intelligent design principles (Evolution News).
The statements in a new conceptual model of evolution undermine the whole rationale for Social Darwinism.
Darwin’s intellectual heirs sure got the message: competition and survival of the fittest are laws of nature.
First to turn a telescope to the heavens; discoverer of sunspots, lunar craters, stars within the Milky Way, the phases of Venus, and the four large satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean satellites in his honor); staunch proponent of experiment over authority, discoverer of laws of falling bodies (in the process disproving Aristotle’s contention that heavier bodies fall faster), popularizer and publisher, mathematician, his work is of monumental importance in the history of science.
I always thought that science and the Bible should not be at odds with each other and prayed that God would reveal the truth about evolution/creation through science to us.
We also did not expect that almost all the mutations that are only slightly damaging on their own can destroy fluorescence completely when combined together.” This would imply that the “fitness landscape” is mined with hidden explosives that only become activated by other mutations.
The likelihood of beneficial traits arising in such a battlefield seems increasingly slim. Apparently 148 million deaths in the 20th century (Darwin’s Century) were based on a false premise. For you Darwinists reading this, we know that the new model is evolutionary too, so you don’t have to say it.
Watching the effect of mutations on fluorescent proteins in jellyfish, they were surprised: Surprisingly, they found that some combinations of mutations had a more pronounced effect on the fluorescence than might have been predicted from the effect of each single change by itself.…
Postdoctoral researcher Karen Sarkisyan, first author on the paper, says, “We were really surprised when we finally had a chance to look at exactly how the interactions between mutations occur.
Since Hutchinson proposed the provocative “paradox of plankton” a series of alternative hypothesis has been proposed to explain why the principle of competitive exclusion is not found in ”real nature”.