The neo-Darwinian theory of evolution is the currently accepted paradigm to explain the history and diversity of life on earth. Yet, since the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species, it has been under attack on a variety of grounds. Some of these criticisms have been put forth in the philosophical arena, where evolutionary theory has often been accused of being incoherent or logically fallacious.
Reprinted with permission and acknowledgement to Rick Lewis, Editor, Philosophy Now, London, U.K. This article appeared in issue 46, 2004. http://www.philosophynow.org/issue46/46pigliucci.htm and http://www.rationallyspeaking. org
"The Alleged Fallacies of Evolutionary Theory,"
Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 63, No. 2, Article 7.
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