From the latest issue of Inference: International Review of Science:
ORIGINALLY PROPOSED by Motoo Kimura, Jack King, and Thomas Jukes, the neutral theory of molecular evolution is inherently non-Darwinian. Darwinism asserts that natural selection is the driving force of evolutionary change. It is the claim of the neutral theory, on the other hand, that the majority of evolutionary change is due to chance. … AUSTIN HUGHES viewed Motoo Kimura, the primary developer and advocate of the neutral theory, as a figure as important as Charles Darwin in evolutionary biology.
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