Post by Atlatl Axolotl Post by email@example.com
Yes? I assume most people interested in evolution know that,
at least as far as Erasmus Darwin and (famously) Lamarck are concerned.
What Darwin did was not to introduce the concept; what Darwin did
was to propose a plausible mechanism.
Yes but the problem is, it was really only-->a phantasized
"Often and often a cold shudder has run through me, and
I have asked myself whether I may not have devoted my
life to a phantasy." ~ C.D.
"The essence of Darwinism lies in a single phrase: natural
selection is the creative force of evolutionary change.
No one denies that selection will play a negative role in
eliminating the unfit. Darwinian theories require that it
create the fit as well." ~ S.J.Gould
Post by Atlatl Axolotl
This allowed the concept of evolution to move from idle
speculation to a topic for serious investigation.
But unfortunately it was based on a phantasy and it was
accepted by the gullible masses.