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.

VIII. Treasures buried in my desk drawer – someday, perhaps, I’ll get the time..

As I already mentioned, I began and never finished a number of studies; more often, I finished them but didn’t analyze the data, which were left lying somewhere in my desk, and eventually passed from even the back of my mind. They never got a high enough priority for me to dig them out again; there was always more important data to analyze. Sometimes this other data was more important from a scientific stand-point, meaning that I was particularly interested in how a certain study would turn out. >> Read more

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