Frozen Evolution book

Most biologists and biology students think that evolutionary biology is basically a closed chapter of science. But what if this is not the way things are? What if evolutionary biology underwent a quite fundamental revolution in the 70's and 80's of the past century, following which all the textbooks in this field should basically be rewritten?  >> Read more

Frozen plasticity theory

This theory suggests a mechanism of the origin of adaptive traits in sexual organisms. The classical Darwinian mechanism of the origin of adaptive traits by natural selection can explain the evolution of such traits only under a very special situation, e.g., in a genetically homogeneous population of asexual organisms. The frozen plasticity theory is much more general: It can also explain the origin and evolution of adaptive traits in a genetically heterogeneous population of sexual organisms. >> Read more

Watch out for Toxo! The Secret Guide to Practical Science.

IV. Does toxoplasmosis account for I’m weird?

What did I make of the results of that first study, of the answers of the students to those ten questions I put forth initially – could some of the characteristics not compatible with my personality type be somehow explained by an infection by Toxoplasma gondii? The first couple of years my endeavor was not successful (an understatement, to be sure, since I know many colleagues who’d use a pithier and also more fitting expression in relation to my trials). >> Read more

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