In Earth, among millions of lineages or organisms and perhaps 50 billion speciation events, only one led to high intelligence ; this makes me believe its utter improbablity.
Quote by Ernst Mayr
The major novelty of my theory was its claim that the most rapid evolutionary change...
As a consequence, geneticists described evolution simply as a change in gene frequencies in populations,...
Indeed, I was unable to find any evidence whatsoever of the occurrence of a drastic...
According to the concept of transformational evolution, first clearly articulated by Lamarck, evolution consists of...
All I claimed was that when a drastic change occurs, it occurs in a relatively...
I did not claim that speciation occurs only in founder populations.
I had found again and again that the most aberrant population of a species -...
Evolution thus is merely contingent on certain processes articulated by Darwin: variation and selection.
New gene pools are generated in every generation, and evolution takes place because the successful...