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.

XXII. Tying things up – what else is in store?

A lot. Many results that we were unable to finalize and publish relate to the health of the test subjects. In a number of studies, we asked the people how often they get the common cold, whether they suffer from allergies or headaches, whether they feel physically and mentally well. So far it seems that there’s no statistical significance to be found between these characteristics and toxoplasmosis. But in several subject groups, we observed a correlation between Toxo and smoking. >> Read more

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