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Ironically it is this apparent strength of the theory-that it can explain so much-which may be its Achilles' heel. Neo-Darwinism is incredibly ambitious; it attempts to explain a vast part of reality, all the subtlety and complexity of nature, in one breath. But do all the individual pieces of this cosmic jigsaw puzzle actually fit together? It is all very well to half close your eyes and imagine you see a coherent picture, but what is it like in close-up? (Leith B., The Descent of Darwin: A Handbook of Doubts about Darwinism, Collins: London, 1982, p.20)