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Which new data suggests genes do not play a central role in Evolution? Again, can you source your claims?
Considering this statement was said in 2007, that means there wasn't anything evidence that was thoroughly tested at that time to really change the entire theory of evolution. Which means that you must have SOMETHING to show us between 2007 and 2015 that at least suggests otherwise.
Again, even if there is evidence, that time frame is still quite short in order to gather enough evidence and test it rigorously enough to change anything yet.
The Theory of Evolution constantly is being updated according to new findings, what makes one of this subject any different?
The rate at which organisms evolve does not effect our current model surrounding evolution.
Genetic Drift isn't a mechanism or a force, it is simply a description of accumulation over time.
You continue to make claims with absolutely nothing to back them up. Once again, post your sources, because opinion has no bearings on a scientific discussion.
Yes, actually it has been updated.
Typically, when this is the response I see it tends to revolve around an hypothesis like epigenetics, you can't include hypothesis within the framework of a theory.
Not really, there are certainly some adherents to the 60's model and there is some dissent in regards to lateral gene transfer and PE and how far reaching their effects can be but no... a genecentric POV is not how Anthropologists look at the world.
What exactly makes it inadequate?
Very broad statements that hinge entirely on perspective.
Please list some people who actually work in these related fields that concur with your supposition.
PE is indeed a recognized mechanism behind MES.
The theory doesn't largely ignore anything that can be substantiated though. Please cite some examples and how they are ignored.