I've been wondering about the implications of my research. What
would a truly scientific evolutionary theory look like?
Studies of the fossil record raise questions
about the role of competition in evolution. If organisms contribute
so much to creating their own environments, do they modify their
behavior to enhance these environments? How deterministic is this
creation and modification?
Malthusian fears and ideology about control of
resources affected Darwin's thinking about evolutionary strategies.
Despite his efforts, how much is the Darwinist concept of survival
driven by myths of scarcity?
It looks as if embryological development may have a major role
in the history of the earth.
I've been excited about dressing in the gown
and am avoiding it at the same time.