Endocellular Selection Evolution without Darwin

© John A. Rush

If there is one thing that undermines Darwinian evolution, that  is, the insistence that random mutations and natural selection  are the singular keys to the origins of life and species, it would  be the cell’s ability to “think,” make decisions, and alter its DNA  accordingly. This idea is implied in the works of Jean-Baptiste  Lamarck (1809) and it resurfaced as “directed mutation” by Cairns  et al. (1988). The cell’s active participation (instead of  a passive  recipient) in its evolutionary direction is unthinkable for many  researchers mainly because it undermines randomness and  natural selection and extends change potential to the cell itself.  How much of biological evolution is random and how much is  directed or purposefully initiated by the cell? How does this relate  to consciousness and the cell’s ability to “think,” make decisions,  and alter its DNA? These are issues the academic community  must take seriously.

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Independently published (September 28, 2021)
  • Language: English