Problems of Evolution: 9. Mechanisms: By Stephen E. Jones
Problems of Evolution
Why the Evolution Controversy is Not Going Away
By Stephen E. Jones, (c) 2004-2005
Chapter 9. Mechanisms

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This is the table of contents of Chapter 9, Mechanisms, of my book-in-progress, "Problems of Evolution." See also the main table of contents.


 
9.	Mechanisms 
	9.1.	Mechanism essential
	9.2.	Macro- and microevolution
	9.3.	Relative frequency
	9.4.	Paradox of the visibly irrelevant
	9.5.	Time and Chance
		9.5.1.	Time
		9.5.2.	Chance
	9.6.	Mutations
		9.6.1.	Random 
		9.6.2.	Neutral
		9.6.3.	Genetic drift  
	9.7.	Competition
		9.7.1.	Malthus
		9.7.2.	The "ghost of competition past"
		9.7.3.	Cooperation
		9.7.4.	Game theory
	9.8.	Natural selection  
		9.8.1.	Metaphor 
		9.8.2.	Analogy
		9.8.3.	"Survival of fittest"
		9.8.4.	Extinction
		9.8.5.	"Consistent with" is not "caused by"
		9.8.6.	Can do nothing without favourable mutation(s)
		9.8.7.	Lack of positive 
		9.8.8.	Negatively eliminate is not positively create 
		9.8.9.	Conservative 
		9.8.10.	Lack of evidence 
		9.8.11.	Novelty 
		9.8.12.	Complex organs 
		9.8.13.	Extinction
		9.8.14.	Sexual selection  
		9.8.15.	Just asserted 
		9.8.16.	Doesn't apply to humans
	9.9.	Adaptation  
		9.9.1.	Already adapted
		9.9.2.	Spandrels
		9.9.3.	Too perfect
	9.10.	Speciation
		9.10.1.	Rarely (if ever) observed in nature 
	9.11.	Macromutation
		9.11.1.	Saltation (jumps)
	9.12.	Convergence 
		9.12.1.	Cephalopod and mammalian eye 
		9.12.2.	Placental and marsupial mammals
	9.13.	Contingency (chance)
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