As I predicted earlier today, various journalists are taking up the theme that “Darwin was wrong” because he did not predict that niches into which organisms evolved would be a major controlling feature in the overall pattern of evolution.
But of course, he did, and the new research being referred to does not “disprove darwin.”
At least the piece I’m referring to here takes a somewhat tongue in cheek attitude towards the story.
“Survival of the fittest,” the Darwinian theory that has been absorbed as scientific fact for the last 150 years, has finally been disproven. A new study published in the highly respected journal “Biology Letters” has proved that creationism and immaculate conception as not only scientifically valid, but true beyond any reasonable doubt.
Yes, it seems to be a joke, but this particular writeup by Carmel Lobello still mindlessly reports that the new research “contradicts Darwin’s most important work.”
No it doesn’t.
I think the root of this problem may be in the press office linked to the paper itself, or may be the authors. Nimrods.