“The idea of Darwin and Wallace that all organisms descend from the same common ancestor through Natural Selection was more a scientific than a religious debate and was used by European colonialism to scientifically justify racial and social inequality. Today, after the discovery of DNA, there is no doubt that we descended from a primordial bacterium (LUCA) although the human being is subject to two evolutions: the biological and the cultural. The latter has freed us from biological determinism”.
Daniel Turbón, doctor of Philosophy and Letters, professor of Biology at the University of Barcelona and coordinator of the Teaching Innovation Group of Biology and Culture: Human Diversity and Evolution has explained during his accession as full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) the difficulties that have been found throughout history the theses of Darwin and Wallace, synthesized by Russian geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky.
Turbón has read the inaugural speech “Darwin, Wallace y la biología del desarrollo evolutiva” (Darwin, Wallace and the biology of evolutionary development). On behalf of the RAED has responded the full academician Felio Vilarrubias.