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.

V. Casual contemplations about scientific luck, mistakes, and an experiment I am truly embarrassed of

So the start of our study on the effect of toxoplasmosis on human behavior looked something like this. In some things I started off with bad luck, in some things with good, but I must objectively conclude that I had more good luck than bad. I did a couple of clever things and a couple of foolish ones, but I guess that’s how it goes in anything, not just in science. >> Read more

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