Evolution, beyond genetics, and the mystery of speciation

The reductionist fixation on genetics is in many ways understandable but the hard truth is that genetics can at best be only a part of evolutionary explanation.
There is a dimension to evolution so far unseen to us which we have often called the ‘form factor’ and which must somehow enter to generate the deeper abstractions behind speciation. We don’t even see this as yet and cling to the substrate genetics as the whole picture. The study of the eonic effect can help here: we are deprived of the genetic factor altogether as we study the ‘evolution’ of civilizations.

Source: The Rise and Fall of Gene-as-God – Darwiniana