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‘evolution’ meta-genetic? …//Evolutionary Theorist Concedes: Evolution “Largely Avoids” Biggest Questions of Biological Origins | Evolution News

September 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

We have tried many times to point out the limits of genetic explanation: something far more elusive is at work and operating in a meta-genetic fashion…the question of teleology eludes biochemical explanation

But it has become habitual in evolutionary biology to take population genetics as the privileged type of explanation of all evolutionary phenomena, thereby negating the fact that, on the one hand, not all of its predictions can be confirmed under all circumstances, and, on the other hand, a wealth of evolutionary phenomena remains excluded. For instance, the theory largely avoids the question of how the complex organizations of organismal structure, physiology, development or behavior — whose variation it describes — actually arise in evolution, and it also provides no adequate means for including factors that are not part of the population genetic framework, such as developmental, systems theoretical, ecological or cultural influences.

Source: Evolutionary Theorist Concedes: Evolution “Largely Avoids” Biggest Questions of Biological Origins | Evolution News

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