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 Charles Darwin - John Murray
This landmark work on evolutionary theory marked a turning point in the history of science with its vision of human nature as the product of evolution. Darwin argued that the noblest features of humans were the result of the natural processes.
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 Edward Clodd - D. Appleton & co.
This book tells the story of the origin of the Evolution idea in Ionia, and, after long arrest, of the revival of that idea in modern times, when its profound and permanent influence on thought and on human relations and conduct, is apparent.