Is Evolution Fact?

Lecture Presentation – c. 1985 / (101)

Thompson discusses creationism-evolutionism debates while exploring a principle fundamental to Darwinian theory: that mechanistic processes governed by random events transform one life form into another. He introduces complexity to this paradigm by considering biological issues involving DNA gyrase function and E. coli flagella. Thompson proposes examples such as these present relevant challenges to an exclusively mechanistic paradigm.