Why Deepak Chopra’s Critique of Evolutionary Biology is Bogus

Basically, Chopra doesn’t have a clue about what he chooses to critique. But even he halfway admits that at the end of his article. While a fisking of Deepak Chopra’s article (part 2) could be useful, I’ll just point out a rock-solid counter to his blithering: parasite-mediated control of host behavior. What you get in these systems are genetically-based programs that aren’t simply part of an organism’s phenotype, they do their real work by changing the behavior of the host organism. Maybe Chopra should spend a little remedial time reading up, starting with Carl Zimmer’s Parasite Rex Parasite Rex : Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures.

Wesley R. Elsberry

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One thought on “Why Deepak Chopra’s Critique of Evolutionary Biology is Bogus

  • 2007/02/22 at 7:26 pm

    I’ve read that chilling book. I wish all creationists would read it!

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