In his free ebook Aging by Design, Theodore Goldsmith explicitly attacks creationism and intelligent design but simultaneously disagrees with some aspects of evolution theory.
Aging by Design: How New Thinking on Aging Will Change Your Life
He further cites a series of evidence and logic-based scientific papers published since 1882 that disagree with Darwin's theory in some way. My question is: Are there currently other people who explicitly disclaim a belief in creationism and intelligent design but simultaneously disagree with some aspect of evolution theory? Is there, in effect, more than one scientific evolution theory?
Edited for clarity:
The book says that scientists agree that evolution happened and that current species are descended from earlier species. The disagreements concern details of the evolution process and the book describes three variations of the "evolutionary mechanics theory" that specifies how the evolution process works:
-Survival of the fittest (Darwin)
-Survival of the fittest only applies to young organisms (Medawar, et al)
-Survival of the fittest can trade off against a benefit to groups or other wider benefit (apparently many modern theorists)
I understand there are constant flame wars between the science and religious factions that may make an inquiry like this impossible but one way of discerning between a scientific position and a religious position is to ask if the responder specifically rejects creationism and intelligent design. Among those who do, what is your thinking regarding the three evolutionary concepts? Are there still more scientific evolution concepts that differ from Darwin's ideas?
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