The moderator of the ISHE’s human ethology group posted the full text of the article linked below.
He quoted from the article and emphasized the text he quoted.
My comment: “…gradual mutation followed by selection has not, as a matter of fact, been demonstrated to be necessarily a cause of speciation…”
This conflicts with the representations made here, like “Random mutations are the substrates upon which directional natural selection acts.”
The reason for the conflict is clear: “W]hat Haldane, Fisher, Sewell Wright, Hardy, Weinberg et al. did was invent…. The anglophone tradition was taught. I was taught, and so were my contemporaries, and so were the younger scientists. Evolution was defined as “changes in gene frequencies in natural populations.” The accumulation of genetic mutations was touted to be enough to change one species to another…. No, it wasn’t dishonesty. I think it was wish fulfillment and social momentum. Assumptions, made but not verified, were taught as fact.”
Teaching unverified assumptions that were made in efforts associated with wish fulfillment by social scientists is the same as teaching pseudoscience. The psedoscientific nonsense has stopped in most discussion groups. Will it ever stop here?
The moderator, Jay R. Feierman, edited my post and left only the quote: “…gradual mutation followed by selection has not, as a matter of fact, been demonstrated to be necessarily a cause of speciation…” He obviously does not want others to realize that “Random mutations are NOT the substrates upon which directional natural selection acts.” He’s been touting that pseudoscientific nonsense since we first met in 1995 — even after I detailed what what known about biologically based cause and effect in species from microbes to man.
Jay R. Feierman has contributed more pseudoscientific nonsense to discussions than anyone else I have ever met. There’s no sign that he will stop doing so.