Supposedly, even evolutionists recognize this, as they rush to alternative mechanisms like Gouldian punctuated equilibria
. Either way, selection doesn't amount to much.
Neo-Darwinian evolution implies punctuated equilibria
. Nature 315:400-402.
- For the gradual model, but not for punctuated equilibria
, imbalance saturates with high rates of evolution.
Evolution itself evolves as an idea, in our time introducing punctuated equilibria
, sociobiology, and cladistics--the method of looking through time for evolutionary relationships among creatures.
Quantum evolution and punctuated equilibria
in continuous genetic characters.
: tempo and mode of evolution reconsidered.
This is consistent with the basic tenet of punctuated equilibria
theory associating evolutionary change with speciation (Eldredge and Gould 1972; Stanley 1975; Gould and Eldredge 1977).