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When The Conclusions Don't Match The Headlines (Or The Data): Michael Benton Is Wrong, and Darwin Is Still Right
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September 1, 2010
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This article trumpets a startling lead: "Charles Darwin may have been wrong when he argued that competition was the major driving force of evolution."
"Space is the final frontier for evolution, study claims" -BBC News

Professor Michael Benton of Bristol University makes his pot-stirring mission abundantly clear by stating outright "Competition did not play a big role in the overall pattern of evolution.”

This conclusion is not supported by the original paper (written by his grad students) or its data, and I feel comfortable saying that Professor Benton is deliberately misrepresenting modern evolutionary theory in order to create fake controversy and gain…

February 22, 2014
2:49 pm
Jen W

Great article as usual.

February 23, 2014
2:36 am
eddie watts

just to make sure comment gets by the spam filter, strangely though I was reading this article just the other day anyway!

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