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.

XVII. How I corrupted the youth, and why I intend to continue

When I still worked in the Department of Parasitology, I often had to defend my research methods and approach to molecular biologists and biochemists, who gradually grew to predominate there. Finally, I gave up my efforts and moved with my entire team to the Department of Philosophy and History of Natural Sciences, which has a branch of theoretical and evolutionary biology, where my approach didn’t stick out. My colleagues in the Department of Parasitology often reproached my results for being inexact and ambiguous. >> Read more

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