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From a post at Uncommon Dissent:

"Darwin was wrong, and his modern-day adherents perpetuate his mistakes."

That sounds like the opening salvo of an advocate for Intelligent Design or some other religiously driven critique of the theory of evolution. But it actually summarizes the ideas of Jeffrey Schwartz, a noted anthropologist at the University of Pittsburgh and one of a growing group of critics of standard Darwinian theory.

Schwartz takes issue with gradualism (the fossils don’t support it, and he sees evidence for large, quick shifts, not gradual change), and adaptation/natural selection:

Dr. Schwartz contends that new organisms are probably generated by random changes in developmental genes, and that any new features they have will remain in existence as long as they don’t hurt the creatures’ chances of survival.

“Basically,” he said, “if a feature doesn’t kill you, you’ll continue to have it.”