Stop trying to overturn the Modern Synthesis

There’s a great letter in this week’s Science, which points out the absurdity of talking about new “theories” of evolution [$$]. Writing in response to a recent “news focus” article on the subject [$-a], U. Kutschera argues that, because it is such an interdisciplinary field, modern evolutionary biology isn’t supplanted by new ideas of how life changes over time, but instead absorbs them into its broad synthesis.


U. Kutschera (2008). From darwinism to evolutionary biology Science, 321, 1157-8 DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5893.1157