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 R. A. Fisher - At The Clarendon Press
Providing a synthesis of Darwinian selection and Mendelian genetics and marking a turning point in the development of evolutionary thought, this work is one of the most frequently cited references in modern evolutionary biology.
by H. G. Seeley - D. Appleton & co.
The history of life on the earth unfolds no more wonderful discovery among types of animals which have become extinct than the family of fossils known as flying reptiles. Its coming into existence is among the great mysteries of Nature.
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.