I have published several papers now beginning in 1984 questioning the Darwinian paradigm. To my knowledge only one acknowledgement ever appeared in the professional literature. That was in response to my first paper in the Journal of Theoretical Biology – Semi-meiosis as an evolutionary mechanism, 111: 725-735, 1984. I responded to that letter to the editor in a letter to the editor of the same journal. Since then no citations to my work have appeared in the professional (refereed) literature. For that reason I have turned to the internet as a venue for presenting my ideas. The responses have been quite varied and primarily negative as anyone can learn by exploring my published papers on Google.
One of my contentions is that all creative evolution is finished. By that I mean the production of true speceis and any of the higher taxonomic categories. I was certainly not the first to make such a suggestion as it had been proposed by Robert Broom, Pierre Grasse and, of all people, Julian Huxley in his 1942 book “Evolution: The Modern Synthesis.” I recently recounted this in my manuscript “Julian Huxley’s Confession” which can be found at ISCID’s “brainstorms” forum.
What I want to do here is to present a few challenges as follows.
1. Pick any two species, living or dead and provide convincing evidence that one of them is ancestral to the other.
2. Demonstrate that any sexually reproducing organism is capable of becoming another true species. By that I mean a reproductive entity not classified as a subspecies or alternatively with the proof that the hybrid between the two forms is sterile. Hybrid sterility as proposed by Dobzhansky is a valid index of reproductive isolation and, accordingly, true speciation.
3. Give an exaample of the generation of any true new species that can be documented to have been produced in historical times.
Now do not misunderstand me. I do not deny that such events can occur. What I do state emphatically however is that they cannot occur through the known agency of the accumulation of micromutations through sexual reproduction. I regard sexual reproduction and natural selection both as anti-evolutionary and conservative and never creative. Again, as anyone knows who is familiar with the historical literature, I am not the first to draw such conclusions.
All we see today is rampant extinction with no replacement. I am now firmly convinced that the evolutionary scenario has been terminated and have published that conclusion. So far I see no reason to recant.
I welcome any responses.