Re: NANFA-L-- Moribund fish & Life Outside

Bruce Stallsmith (fundulus at
Wed, 26 Oct 2005 11:56:34 -0400

Yes and probably to questions below. Ernst Mayr was the leading advocate of
the idea of species as "real evolutionary entity(s)" based on his field work
with birds in the southwest Pacific. The second quote I think I've seen, as
an expansion on one of Darwin's key contributions that evolutionary
processes happen at the population level.

--Bruce Stallsmith
back to writing exams along the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Did someone once say that the species is a "real evolutionary entity,"
>while someone else said that "organisms evolve at the population level,
>and we make up names in order to communicate how little we know about
>the process?"
>David L. McNeely, Ph.D., Professor of Biology
>Langston University; P.O. Box 1500
>Langston, OK 73050; email: dlmcneely at
>telephone: (405) 466-6025; fax: 405) 466-3307
>home page
>"Where are we going?" "I don't know, are we there yet?"
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