Presentation - Oral - to academic peers, less than or equal to 1 hour
What It Is and Why We Should Care
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The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (EES) is the most well developed naturalistic challenge to the Neo-Darwinian synthesis otherwise known as the modern synthesis (MS), and is rapidly gaining support. Proponents of the EES recognize that evolution does not appear to be as random as the MS would predict, and argue that a genome-centric view of evolution is not adequate to explain the diversity of life on earth. In this talk, I will provide a general overview of the EES and discuss how the EES differs from the MS. I will then argue that many short earth creation view of origins require rapid evolution, including at higher taxonomic levels (genus and above), and suggest that the EES may help to explain how such rapid evolution is possible in a young earth model of origins.
Faith and Science Conference, St. George, UT 2017 Nelsen, D. R. The Extended Evolutionary Synthesis: What It Is and Why We Should Care. July 6-13