A Dwindling Consensus?
July 23, 2013
From Patrick Chan at Triablogue:
In the prologue of his recent book Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design, Stephen Meyer cites several books and articles from scholars in relevant scientific fields which "express[...] doubt about various aspects of neo-Darwinian theory, and especially about its central tenet, namely, the alleged creative power of the natural selection and mutation mechanism." Meyer notes these are just a few examples. BTW, I filled out the citations a bit so people can look them up more easily (although I left out page numbers which Meyer did cite in several cases), but they're hardly to the standard one might see in a scientific journal. I tried to be as accurate as possible, but I could have made a mistake here or there (e.g. publication year). I've added links to the resources as well; I just hope they won't become broken in the future.
- Arthur, W. (2000). The Origin of Animal Body Plans: A Study in Evolutionary Developmental Biology.
- Becker, H.A., & Lönnig, W.E. (2005). Transposons: Eukaryotic.
- Carroll, R.L. (2000). Towards a New Evolutionary Synthesis. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.
- Conway, M.S. (2009). Walcott, the Burgess Shale, and Rumours of a Post-Darwinian World. Current Biology.
- Davidson, E.H. (2011). Evolutionary Bioscience as Regulatory Systems Biology. Developmental Biology.
- Eldredge, N. (1995). Reinventing Darwin: The Great Debate at the High Table of Evolutionary Theory.
- Erwin, D.H. (2000). Macroevolution Is More Than Repeated Rounds of Microevolution. Evolution and Development.
- Goodwin, B. (2001). How the Leopard Changed Its Spots: The Evolution of Complexity.
- Kauffman, S. (1993). The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution.
- Kauffman, S. (1996). At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity.
- Kirschner, M., Gerhart, J., & Norton, J. (2006). The Plausibility of Life.
- Koonin, E.V. (2009). The Origin at 150: is a new evolutionary synthesis in sight?. Trends in Genetics.
- Lönnig, W.E., & Saedler, H. (2002). Chromosomal Rearrangements and Transposable Elements. Annual Review of Genetics.
- Lynch, M. (2007). The Origins of Genome Architecture.
- Müller, G., & Newman, S. (2003). Origination of Organismal Form: The Forgotten Cause in EvolutionaryTheory. In Origination of Organismal Form: Beyond the Gene in Developmental and Evolutionary Biology.
- Raff, R. (1996). The Shape of Life: Genes, Development, and the Evolution of Animal Form.
- Shapiro, J. (2012). Evolution: A View from the 21st Century.
- Schwartz, J. (1999). Sudden Origins: Fossils, Genes, and the Emergence of Species.
- Sermonti, G. (2005). Why Is a Fly Not a Horse?.
- Theißen, G. (2006). The Proper Place of Hopeful Monsters in Evolutionary Biology. Theory in Biosciences.
- Valentine, J. (2006). On the Origin of Phyla.
- Valentine, J.W., & Erwin, D.H. (1987). Interpreting Great Developmental Experiments: The Fossil Record. In Development as an Evolutionary Process.
- Wagner, G.P. (2000). What Is the Promise of Developmental Evolution? Part I: Why Is Developmental Biology Necessary to Explain Evolutionary Innovations?, Part II: A Causal Explanation of Evolutionary Innovations May Be Impossible, and Part III: The Crucible of Developmental Evolution. Journal of Experimental Zoology.
- Wagner, G.P., & Stadler, P.F. (2003). Quasi-independence, Homology and the Unity of Type. Journal of Theoretical Biology.
- Webster, G., & Goodwin, B. (2011). Form and Transformation: Generative and Relational Principles in Biology.