Saturday, 20 April 2013

It’s a Post-Darwinian World

Our world is becoming increasingly post-Darwinian. Image courtesy of Wikipedia

Joel Kontinen

We have all heard about postmodernism. Some would say that we are living in a post-Christian world, at least in the west. But how many have heard about post-Darwinism?

Darwinism with natural selection and mutations as the all-embracing explanations of just about everything used to have a long heyday, but judging from recent scientific discoveries (such as the role of molecular machines and the demise of junk DNA) and intellectual turning points (more scientists and philosophers are saying goodbye to Darwin), Darwinism is increasingly becoming outdated.

In other words, it’s a post-Darwinian world.