Was Charles Darwin wrong – Deep-sea vent evolution theory ’can help life on other planets’

CHARLES DARWIN was the first scientist to propose the “little warm pond” theory for how primitive cells first evolved. Now a new study suggests life actually originated in deep-sea hydrothermal vents, with potentially profound ramifications in the search for alien life.

Source: Was Charles Darwin wrong – Deep-sea vent evolution theory ’can help life on other planets’ | Science | News | Express.co.uk

An Evolution in the Understanding of Evolution – “Essentially, All Models Are Wrong”

New Modeling Tool Has Implications for Better Understanding of Disease Remember domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species and Darwin’s tree of life metaphor we learned about in high school biology? That way of describing living-things lineages is just science’s best guess about

Source: An Evolution in the Understanding of Evolution – “Essentially, All Models Are Wrong”

New data on the evolution of plants and origin of species            

There are over 500,000 plant species in the world today. They all evolved from a common ancestor. How this leap in biodiversity happened is still unclear. Researchers now present the results of a unique project on the evolution of plants. Using genetic data from 1,147 species the team created the most comprehensive evolutionary tree for green plants to date.

Source: New data on the evolution of plants and origin of species — ScienceDaily

Gene flow among distantly-related butterfly species

Researchers analyzed the genomes of 20 butterfly species and found evidence that many butterflies — including distantly related species — have a surprisingly high amount of gene flow between them. The findings challenge conventional views about species, and indicate that hybridization may be a key process in the emergence of biological diversity.

Source: Gene flow among distantly-related butterfly species — ScienceDaily

Darwinism is dead and the butterflies did it

No, but seriously, if “‘species’ are simply not what we thought they were,” as the researchers’ media release reads, all those carefully thought-out explanations of the neo-Darwinian origin of various butterfly traits must compete with “a complete morass of inter-connectedness.” Darwinism is dying

Source: Darwinism is dead and the butterflies did it | Uncommon Descent