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Prescribed Evolutionary Hypothesis

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The Prescribed Evolutionary Hypothesis is a proposal regurgitated by John A. Davison in 2006.

In simple terms it suggests that evolution by mutation and natural selection is incorrect, and that although the information for the organism is contained in the genome, parts of it are suppressed in the oldest forms and slowly revealed as the organism evolves. The mechanism for this is the rearrangement of chromosomes within the gene.[1]

This is not as new an idea as the paper claims.[2]


  1. PEH Paper JA Davison
  2. Leo S. Berg, 1922 , Nomogenesis or Evolution According to Law "Evolution is in a great measure an unfolding of pre-existing rudiments."