Maria B. O’Hare (PhD – archaeology) is the author of the books listed below under the imprint DiG-Press.
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But Old Mr. Darwin wasn’t to Blame: The Little Book of Evolutionary Quotes
As the title suggests, Old Mr. Darwin wasn’t actually to blame for all that ensued in his name. This was perhaps the most surprising aspect of what I discovered when I stumbled upon the more obscure archives of evolutionary history. Well, almost as surprising as finding out that our current evolutionary theory is beyond repair, apparently and its replacement by a quantum-like synthesis has been looming around the corner for some time now, at least, that is according to the peer-reviewed literature as you will see as you read on.
Collectively these quotes form an outline of a narrative that I hope you will find illuminating and get as much from reading them as I did from discovering them. You may even be a little shocked, stunned and occasionally let out a little gasp when you hear what some top scientists have actually said about our modern synthesis.Sample
Sample Quotes below:
‘ACQUIRING GENOMES: A THEORY OF THE ORIGINS OF THE SPECIES’ :
“Mutations, in summary, tend to induce sickness, death, or deficiencies. No evidence in the vast literature of heredity changes shows unambiguous evidence that random mutation itself, even with geographical isolation of populations, leads to speciation”.
Margulis & Sagan (2003, 29)
‘LIFE IS PHYSICS: EVOLUTION AS A COLLECTIVE PHENOMENON FAR FROM EQUILIBRIUM’ :
“Evolution is the fundamental physical process that gives rise to biological phenomena. Yet it is widely treated as a subset of population genetics, and thus its scope is artiﬁcially limited….
The lack of widespread appreciation for, and understanding of, the evolutionary process has arguably retarded the development of biology as a science, with disastrous consequences for its applications to medicine, ecology and the global environment”.
Goldenfeld & Woese (2011, 375)
‘THE UNIVERSAL ANCESTOR’ :
“The universal ancestor is not an entity,
not a thing. It is a process characteristic of a particular evolutionary stage”.
Carl Woese (1998 Abstract)
ISBN: 978-1-78280-465-9 –
Lamarck & the Sad Tale of the Blind Cave-Fish
This book assesses the unjust suppression & more recent scientific vindication of the ‘Original Founder of Evolution’ Jean Baptiste Lamarck.Not many know that Darwin himself was a Lamarckian as he believed that blindness in cave-fish was due to the disuse of their eyes brought about by finding themselves in dark environments. It turns out that he may have been right….
You are author of this book.
Review by: Bud Stark on March 17, 2015 :
This book is a must read for those interested in evolution, especially if you consider yourself a Darwinist or a NeoDarwinist or are not sure of the difference between the two. I remember reading Richard Dawkins’ name only once in this book, but his name kept cropping up in back of my mind. For those many followers of his, you need to see what he is struggling to hide, the discoveries in epigenetics that will undermine evolution by natural selection and Dawkins’ campaign to make the entire progress of nature random and directionless.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
The Epigenetic Caterpillar: An Alternative to the Neo-Darwinian View of the Peppered Moth Phenomenon
I was delighted to get a very early and most supportive Five Star review of this book on Amazon UK, before it was even in full circulation (first series). I believe it expresses exactly what I hope you will get from reading this little book:
Review of Epigenetic Caterpillar 14th Jan 2015
“…I bought this book for my father, and want to share his comments on the book. “I have recently read a wanted and received present, ‘The Epigenetic Caterpillar’ by Maria Brigit O’Hare. I was so delighted to have had my 60 year old understanding of the subject, which was belittled by my teachers at the time, reinforced by this great little book. It was informative and explanatory, but not too technical, and will cause many who read it to question their indoctrinated simplistic Darwinism thoughts on the subject of Evolution. A great read, and a must have for anyone who has an interest in this topic”.
The Epigenetic Caterpillar refers to the fact that a sluggy creature (a caterpillar) has exactly the same genes as its adult form (a butterfly/moth), yet it looks nothing like a flying insect.
The epigenetic caterpillar is used to illustrate the fact that genes themselves don’t change during metamorphosis causing such radical alternations to the caterpillar, but rather, it is how its genes are EXPRESSED (epigenetically) according to environmental adaptive needs, which makes the big difference in the end.
Therefore, the epigenetic caterpillar concept should help us assess the true validity of the Neo-Darwinian version of the case of the text-book example of Industrial Melanism in moths, which has often been described as: evolution in action via natural selection. At the same time, the epigenetic explanation begins to offer a much overdue evolutionary alternative.
The Epigenetic Caterpillar refers to the fact that a sluggy creature (a caterpillar) has exactly the same genes as its adult form (a butterfly/moth), yet it looks nothing like a flying insect. The epigenetic aspect of the caterpillar is used as an analogy, as we now know that genes themselves don’t change via metamorphosism in order to make such radical alternations to the caterpillar, but it is how these genes are EXPRESSED (epigenetically) according to environmental adaptive needs, that makes the big difference in the end.
Therefore, the epigenetic caterpillar will be used to assess the validity of the Neo-Darwinian, text-book example of Industrial Melanism in moths, (often described as evolution in action via natural selection). And as it turns out, Darwin may not have disagreed.
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