Evolution and Philosophy: An Introduction
by John S. Wilkins
Publisher: The TalkOrigins Archive 1997
Critics of evolutionary theory very often misunderstand the philosophical issues of the specialty known as the philosophy of science. This essay seeks to summarize some of the more important recent developments, provide a reading list, and to show that evolution is no worse off philosophically than any other science would be, and that the usual arguments against evolution from a philosophical approach fail.
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by Richard A. Neher, Boris I. Shraiman - arXiv
This review provides a simplified exposition of the concept and mathematics of Quasi-Linkage Equilibrium (QLE) which is central to the statistical description of genotypes in sexual populations. We discuss under what circumstances QLE is applicable.
by Jay B. Labov (ed.) - National Academies Press
Evolution is the central unifying theme of biology. Yet today, the topic is often relegated to a few class sessions in introductory biology courses, if covered at all. In recent years, a movement is aimed at radically changing this situation ...
by Simon Fu - arXiv
The author of this paper proposes that the division of internal evolution into DNA/RNA pattern formation (genotype) and protein functional action (phenotype) resolves a universal conflict between fitness and evolvability.
by Charles Darwin - P.F. Collier & son
Published amid a firestorm of controversy in 1859, this is a book that changed the world. It offers coherent views of natural selection, adaptation, the struggle for existence, and other concepts that form the foundation of evolutionary theory.