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Any practical use for Darwin's tree of life?

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Re: Any practical use for Darwin's tree of life?

Post by Romanz1 » December 6th, 2018, 1:39 am

Eduk wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 10:57 am
Wikipedia, which you have free access to, lists puncutated equilibrium as Gould's most significant contribution to evolutionary biology. Developed with Niles Eldredge.
Im sure this is somehow not a satisfactory answer though.
Just slightly. Punctuated Equilibrium is an theory within the theory of evolution. It is also a theory that can't be tested, which means it's no more than a worthless story, and probably doesn't even qualify as science. Needless to say, PE is completely useless in any practical sense. Gould was a talker, not a doer; he contributed nothing at all to the advancement of applied science.

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