Monday, November 12, 2007

Quote re: Explanations for theory of Evolution are not falsifiable

"Evolutionary biologists have a choice to make: either we agree with Mayr that narrative explanations are the name of the game, and continue drifting away from the rest of biology into an area ruled only by authority and consensus, or we insist that whenever possible our explanations be testable and potentially falsifiable and that evolutionary biology rejoin the scientific community at large."

(Platnick, 1977, "Systematic Zoology")

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