Re: Evolution Archive List

Susan B (
Mon, 31 May 1999 10:19:58 -0500 (CDT)

At 04:23 PM 5/28/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Susan Brassfield wrote:
>>The modern theory of the mechanism of evolution differs from
>>Darwinism in three important respects:
>> 3.It postulates that speciation is (usually) due to the gradual
>>accumulation of small genetic changes. This is equivalent to
>>saying that macroevolution is simply a lot of microevolution.
Cliff Lundberg:
>Isn't this Darwinism? I suspect that any characterization of
>*The* modern theory of *the* mechanism of evolution will be
>poorly received. Are you taking Dawkins as exemplary here?

the use of the word "usually" in the parenthetical doesn't imply a single
method to me. Natural selection is still considered to be the most powerful
mechanism for change. Yes, that's Darwinism. I don't understand the last

Life is short, but it is also very wide.