While physics raises uncertainties as a matter of principle at the quantum scale, evolution illustrates the opposite.
Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. ~ Ukrainian geneticist and evolutionary biologist Theodosius Dobzhansky in 1973
In effecting phase transitions, evolution is the dynamic interface to variety in both the inorganic and organic realms. Life diversifies via evolution. Populations of organisms attune themselves to their habitat in various ways.
Environmental factors influence organisms to develop new characteristics to ensure survival, thus transforming into new species. ~ Arab writer Al-Jahiz, in the mid-9th century
Underlying the plethora of forms and behaviors are consistent trends. Evolution may seem predictable.
The evolutionary path is repeatable and predictable. ~ Canadian evolutionary biologist Peter Andolfatto
Traits have repeatedly emerged which aim at precise functionality: ways to sense, maneuver through, and manipulate the environment. Vision, vocalization, and flight are examples of such convergent evolution. There are many others.
Adaptation necessarily relies upon acquisition and transfer of information, from ecological interaction by an organism to the molecular level, where the data are encoded.
There is more to inheritance than genes. ~ English evolutionary biologist Kevin Laland et al
As with other phenomena where physicality falls short, molecular genetics alone is insufficient to explain evolution. Evidence indicates that DNA merely provides recipes for proteins and other biomolecules which are manufactured within cells.
Genes don’t exist. They are merely a conceptual construal to correlate a trait with nucleic acids such as DNA.
Biological traits include behavior patterns which are manifestations of the mind. Such patterns are heritable yet explaining mentotypic traits via nucleic acids is impossible. Molecular genetics cannot account for mental patterns.
Just as the idea of energy is necessary to account for matter in motion (or even the very existence of matter at the quantum level), the idea of egenes – energetic genetics – provides an explanation for heritable conveyance of traits which molecular genetics cannot.
As coherence quantizes, the implementation of inheritance is intelligence which takes molecular form but is not the manifestation per se. With this in mind, genetics (more properly, egenetics) makes sense.
Beyond molecules, it is critical to comprehend that all physical appearance is a but a ruse for energetic (noncorporeal) intelligence. This observation applies for all perceptions, which are ultimately nothing more than symbolic representations.
Besides mentation, there are at least 2 interfaces which evolutionary biologists have been unable to explain: how adaptive advantages (for a habitat) are translated to actionable intelligence at the molecular level; and how genetics encodes development, both form and function.
(Yes, geneticists have done remarkably well identifying genes associated with specific phenotypic traits or developmental pathways. This has been done by disturbing certain genes and seeing abnormal results. It does not explain how genes were organized in the first place for a master plan of organism development. (Just because you can break it does not mean you can put it together.))
The conventional answer to these quandaries is the vacuous term natural selection, coined by English naturalist Charles Darwin in 1859 – though the concept dates to antiquity. Darwin’s hypotheses regarding evolution have been disproved. Having undergone a series of mechanical revisions since Darwin’s time, natural selection is used mostly as a hex against any evolutionary theory embodying teleology (goal orientation), which is exactly how adaptation must transpire.
Natural selection is the main evolutionary mechanism. Evolution is not moved by any mystical force. ~ Venezuelan American biologist Aldemaro Romero Jr.
As Romero’s remark exemplifies, evolutionary biologists reject teleology because it invokes an unobservable force; the same sort of religious objection Einstein, and other physicists in his generation, had in discovering the nonempirical implications of their physics theories.
Nature is not embarrassed by difficulties of analysis. ~ French engineer and physicist Augustin Fresnel
The failure of biologists to explain evolution by biomechanical means alone indicates that an invisible, but natural, force of coherence is behind evolution. Nature does not select: it proposes.
Evolution exhibits an identifiable driving force. ~ Israeli chemist Addy Pross
Given that evolution is apparent in every aspect of existence we observe, it is reasonable to suspect that Nature itself undergoes evolution, which implies that coherence learns and evolves.
Nature herself has a memory. ~ American anthropologist Walter Evans-Wentz