Natural Selection Archive

Do Naturalists Consider Chance the Singular Cause of Evolution?

In a word—no! The more sophisticated naturalists readily admit that the chance-alone hypothesis is at best far-fetched. Thus, they posit that natural selection* or some other unintelligent nonrandom mechanism is involved in the process. This, however, hardly limits the liabilities of the evolutionary hypothesis. First, it should be noted that there is no evidence for […]

What Is the Cambrian Explosion?

The Cambrian Explosion* is biology’s version of the Big Bang. Just as cosmology’s Big Bang undid the dogma of an eternal universe, biology’s Big Bang uprooted Darwin’s Tree of Life. First, if all of geological history were compressed into a twenty-four-hour clock, most of the distinct animal forms the world has ever known would appear […]

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