[ExI] Is Evolution more random mutation than adaptation?

Henry Rivera hrivera at alumni.virginia.edu
Thu May 7 11:09:17 UTC 2015

On May 6, 2015, at 5:47 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> A Surprise for Evolution in Giant Tree of Life
> Researchers build the world's largest evolutionary tree and conclude
> that species arise because of chance mutations -- not natural
> selection.
I thought all evolutionary biologists already knew and accepted that speciation is a consequence of random mutation. It's survival of the species within an environmental context that shows natural selection at work. And I'm pretty sure I recall that Darwin said as much in the Origin of Species. Sounds like creationists may have confused people about this (even biologists?) due to their misunderstanding/misrepresenting of Darwin. 

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