Looking for major criticisms of evolutionary theory

Chris Chetland rawmo at ihug.co.nz
Tue Sep 24 10:43:08 EST 1996

In article <51kobl$hi6 at News.Dal.Ca>, chardie at is.dal.ca says...
>        The subject says it all...I'm wondering if anyone who has any
>criticisms regarding Darwin's evolutionary theory could e-mail them to me
>at chardie at is2.dal.ca
>        Please don't send any theological criticisms...the more empirical
>the better.

Here's some refs that I'm using in my thesis, (which is basically on 
applications of Non-Darwinian evolutionary theory to biological models: 
Rational Taxonomy and the like).   If you want any more I've got thousands, 
and if you find any cool stuff and get the chance send me the refs.


Bowler P J. (1983). The Eclipse of Darwinism.
John Hopkins University Press Ltd, Baltimore, Maryland.

Bowler P J. (1988). The Non-Darwinian Revolution.
John Hopkins University Press

Cairns J et al. (1988). The origin of mutants.
Nature 335: 142-145.

Corsi P. (1988). The Age of Lamarck.
University of California Press, Berkley, California.

Dwyer. (1984). Functionalism and Structuralism: Two Programs for Evolutionary 
Am. Nat. 124: 745-750.

Garfinkel A. (1991). Reductionism, in: The Philosophy of Science , ed. Boyd R, 
Gasper P, Trout J D,.
 MIT press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp 443-459.

Goodwin B C. (1982). Is Biology an Historical Science?
Biologist 29: (2): 108-112.

Gross A G. (1990). The Rhetoric of Science.
Harvard Universitry Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Hall B G. (1989). Selection, adaptation, and bacterial operons.
Genome 31: 265-271.

Hempel C. (1991). Laws and Their Role in Scientific Explanation, in: The 
Philosophy of Science , ed. Boyd R. Gasper P. Trout J. D. 
MIT press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp 299-316.

Hofstadter D R. (1979). Gödel, Escher, Bach.
Hassocks, Sussex.

Hughes A J and Lambert D M. (1984). Functionalism, Structuralism, and "ways of 
J. theor. Biol. 111: 787-800.

Hull D L. (1973). Darwin and his critics.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kauffman S A. (1991). Antichaos and Adaptation.
Scientific American 265: (2): 64-70.

Kitcher P. (1991). Explanatory Unification, in: The Philosophy of Science , 
ed. Boyd R Gasper P Trout J D. 
MIT press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp 329-348.

Lambert D and Hughes T. (1984). Misery of Functionalism, Biological function: 
a misleading concept.
Rivista di Biologia 77: (4): 477-501.

Lambert D M and Hughes A J. (1988). Keywords and Concepts in Structuralist and 
Functionalist Biology.
J. theor. Biol. 133: 133-145.

Levy S. (1992). Artificial Life.
Jonathan Cape, London.

Lewontin R. C. (1983). Genes, organism and environment, in: Evolution, from 
molecules to men , ed. Bendell D. S. 
Cambridge University, Cambridge

Løvtrup S. (1976). On the falsifiability of neo-Darwinism.
Evol. theory 1: 267-283.

Løvtrup S. (1987). Darwinism : The Refutation of a Myth.
Croom Helm Ltd, Provident House, Burrell Row, Beckenham, Kent BR3 1AT, 

Macbeth N. (1971). Darwin Retried.
Gambit, Boston.

Moore A. (1987). Watchmen. 
New York, DC Comics Inc.

Neuhouser F. (1990). Fichte's Theory of Subjectivity.
Cambridge University Press,

O'Grady R T. (1986). Historical processes, evolutionary explanations, and 
problems with teleology.
Can. J. Zool. 64: 1010-1020.

Richards R J. (1992). The meaning of evolution : the morphological 
construction and ideological reconstruction of Darwins theory.
The University of Chicago Press, Ltd., London, 

Russell B. (1961). History of Western Philosophy.
George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 

Trout J D. (1991). Reductionism and the Unity of Science - Introductory Essay, 
in: The Philosophy of Science , ed. Boyd R, Gasper P, Trout J D,. 
MIT press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp 387-392

van Frassen B. (1991). To Save the Phenomenon, in: The Philosophy of Science , 
ed. Boyd R, G P, Trout J D,. 
MIT press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, pp 187-194.

Webster G and Goodwin B C. (1982). The origin of species: a structuralist 
J. Social Biol. Struct. 5: 15-47.

For some of the best stuff around check out stuff in the journal Rivista di 
Biologia Biology Forum, or papers and books by Brian Goodwin (eg the book: How 
the leopard changed it's spots), Gerry Webster (The Origin of Species: A 
Structuralist approach, 1982 (a paper in the J. Social Biol. Struct. 5: 
15-47), For more vitriolic attacks see Soren Lovtrup's stuff (eg Book: 
Darwinism: the refutation of a myth), Dave Lambert/Tony Hughes papers are 
really good as well.

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