Salthe e a seleção natural: mito de origem e incapaz de explicar a evolução orgânica

domingo, novembro 29, 2009

Analysis and critique of the concept of Natural Selection (and of the
neoDarwinian theory of evolution) in respect (Part 1) to its suitability as part
of Modernism’s origination myth, as well as (Part 2) of its ability to explain
organic evolution

(update March, 2006) S.N. Salthe

I would point out here that, despite the widespread conflation of the concept of evolution with the Darwinian theory to explain it (we now begin to hear phrases like “natural evolution”, which tends to forge a conflation with natural selection), the following remarks apply strictly to the neoDarwinian theory.



Stanley N. Salthe
Ph.D. Zoology, 1963, Columbia University.
Professor Emeritus, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Visiting Scientist in Biological Sciences, Binghamton University
Associate Researcher of the Center for the Philosophy of Nature and Science Studies of the University of Copenhagen.