Evolution III: Origin of Species

ORIGINS Magazine Seminar 8: San Diego - c. 1986 / (008)

Thompson considers a number of challenges presently facing neo-Darwinian theory as a comprehensive explanation of speciation. Taking into account examples from the fossil record that suggest evidential shortcomings of inter-species “missing links,” coupled with as yet unspecified evolutionary mechanisms involving numerous critical systems, Thompson suggests the possibility that aspects of the theory could be influenced more by faith, rather than hard science.