Somewhere I read following paragraphs giving one counter-example to Darwin's theory of evolution.
(By the way, I am a physicist and not a biologist, but I am interested in this field.)
Do these paragraphs point to the reality? What is the current status of "theory of evolution of species" ?
"Darwin cited the giraffe as an outstanding example of natural selection. Supposedly, as a result of extended droughts, the supply of green leaves could be obtained only at the top of the trees, and therefore the shorter necked giraffe died off. The giraffes which grew longer necks survived. However, there is no evidence whatever in the fossil record or elsewhere that giraffes with short necks have ever existed. And what would have happened to young giraffes with relatively short necks?
Darwin failed to realize that body characteristics in offsprings are determined and programmed by DNA factors of the Genes or the Genetic material of the parents, and not by the stretching of the neck or any other bodily exercise."