A Righteous Smackdown of Neo-DarwinismSubmitted by Ed Ucation on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 04:09
In general, books are a boon to mankind and a new book expands the knowledge base of the human race and helps us all grow and evolve. Once in a while, though, a book comes along that actually manages to set us back. John Maynard Keynes' General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money instantly springs to mind. Another example, in my eyes, was Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene. I won't rip into that debacle of a book here. The wonderful Denis Noble does a great job in the presentation below.
I have always been suspicious of Neo-Darwinism. My suspicions were not motivated by any religious inclinations, but rather by a feeling of uneasiness that Neo-Darwinism is just bad science. Well, according to Denis Noble, not only are major tenets of Neo-Darwinism being seriously brought into question, but it turns out that Lamarck may actually have been correct.
What does this have to do with liberty? Well, check out this little quote from the presentation:
"The genome is an organ of the cell, not its dictator. Control is distributed."
Yes, indeed. Life is, at its very core, a libertarian enterprise.
Here is the presentation. Enjoy: