In a Huffington Post interview, SFI Science Board member Nigel Goldenfeld discusses “the hegemony of the culture of Darwin” and today's theoretical frontiers in evolutionary biology.

A chance encounter last summer in the SFI courtyard between Goldenfeld and writer Suzan Mazur led to the interview, which covers Goldenfeld's collaborations with the late Carl Woese, epigenetics, horizontal gene transfer, the limitations of the random mutation/selection model, the need to move beyond the Modern Synthesis, and the self-referential nature of living systems – plus some of Goldenfeld’s other research interests, such as systems in equilibrium, the origin of life, and autism.

Read the interview in The Huffington Post (June 9, 2014)