Evolution - The Extended Synthesis (2010) M. Pigliucci, G. B. Müller
Ein informativer Versuch, die Flut an molekularbiologischen Erkenntnissen mit der klassischen Darwinschen Theorie in Einklang zu bringen.
Most of the contributors to Evolution, the Extended Synthesis accept many of the tenets of the classical framework but want to relax some of its assumptions and introduce significant conceptual augmentations of the basic Modern Synthesis structure—just as the architects of the Modern Synthesis themselves expanded and modulated previous versions of Darwinism. This continuing revision of a theoretical edifice the foundations of which were laid in the middle of the nineteenth century—the reexamination of old ideas, proposals of new ones, and the synthesis of the most suitable—shows us how science works, and how scientists have painstakingly built a solid set of explanations for what Darwin called the “grandeur” of life. The MIT Press.