Rethinking instinct

Learning is an instinctual behavior. If we had to be taught how to learn, we could never learn that lesson.

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Stealthy Evolution: A three parent hypothesis

In an earlier post I wondered more about the oddness of the evolution tree having fat branches but filament-thin trunk, likening it more to a fungus than a tree.    In that post I also noted my plans to talk about some superficial similarities I see in humans and pigs while admitting my own fondness…

Dark Data: Evolution’s missing links

In an earlier post, I described as stealth the problem of missing evidence of gradually transitioning forms.  Instead both the fossil record and the observation of current biology shows remarkable stability of forms once they are established. I am not trained in biology so I have not much to contribute outside of uninformed musings.  …

Stealthy Evolution

The fossil record clearly shows that new species occupy specific time periods and appear to have been well adapted for their environment.   There is abundant evidence that they were preceded by species with the same trait but less developed, and succeeded by species with the same trait but either more developed or atrophied due…