Posted: Apr 10, 2011 5:06 am
by LucidFlight
Darwinsbulldog wrote:Why do you use the term "Darwinian Evolution"? Why not biological evolution [BE], chemical evolutionCE, cosmological evolution[CosE]? I am confused as to your intended meaning for these things.

For example, Darwin had no idea about the mechanism of inheritance, so he would not have known about genetic drift. Genetic drift can change gene frequencies, and hence influence evolution of the genome. Darwin was only aware of Natural selection, sexual selection and palaeo-biographical factors, not genetics. And in any case BE, CE, and CosE are different and have different drivers.

All these individual evolutions are merely hues of the entire evolutionary rainbow.