Evolution is always a hot topic of debate between science-minded types and religious believers, but the debate tends to focus on the 150-year-old views of pioneering theorist Charles Darwin. It should be obvious that evolutionary theory hasn't stood still, and that evolutionary biology is more than Darwinism ... just as physics is more than Newtonism or Einsteinism. Several reports published this week highlight how far the field has come since Darwin's time:
- BBC: Study says space, not competition, is evolution's final frontier
- Fish Feet: It's not just survival of the fittest (via Pharyngula)
- Discovery News: Darwin wrong? That's the wrong question
- Harvard: Scientists explain the survival of the most social
If you want to see the journal papers that are causing all this fuss, check out "Links Between Global Taxonomic Diversity, Ecological Diversity and the Expansion of Vertebrates on Land" in Biology Letters, and "The Evolution of Eusociality" in Nature. And if you want to join the debate, we've got a way to do that right here.