Thursday, March 02, 2006
This paper is not available on the internet and I am not presently in a position to make it available.
If someone with access to the paper could scan it and present it somewhere, it could be a great asset to me in the way of explaining my position on several critical evolutionary matters.
Davison, J.A. 1984. Semi-meiosis as an evolutionary mechanism. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 111: 725-735
"A past evolution is undeniable. A present evolution is undemonstrable."
John A. Davison
No one knows how life was created, how may times it was created, where it was created or even when is was created.
All that this investigagor knows for certain is THAT it was created and that chance had absolutely NOTHING to do either with its creation or its subsequent history, a history we know as evolution.
We don't even know for certain how many Gods were involved, but that one or more must have been involved cannot be denied by any rational observer. To stubbornly adhere to a monophyletic evolution is just as irrational as to insist on a living breathing God, presumably guiding the process, a process apparently finished long ago with the appearance of the final product, ourselves.
Leo Berg said it all long ago commenting on both ontogeny and phylogeny:
"Neither in tbe one nor in the other is there room for chance."
Nomogenesis, page 134
"Evolution is in a great measure the unfolding of pre-existing rudiments."
ibid, page 406.