1. Rob,
    Darwin did not say anything about genes, did he? More conceptual he spoke about the higher probability of survival of the more adapted organisms?
    This concept is still valid, the way the adaptation works is another issue.

  2. Of course Darwin, or maybe better: Wallace, contributed greatly to our understanding of evolution and I do not argue his concepts have become invalid. But they do need considerable perspective which has become available with increasing speed and I think scientists are not taking enough responsibility for this in educating the public. Plus in fact I think these recent findings are shifting the picture away from “survival” toward “cohabitation” which at least for me is fundamental.

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