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  1. Thomas E. Dickins & David W. Dickins (2002). Is Empirical Imagination a Constraint on Adaptationist Theory Construction? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25 (4):515-516.score: 870.0
    Andrews et al. present a form of instrumental adaptationism that is designed to test the hypothesis that a given trait is an adaptation. This epistemological commitment aims to make clear statements about behavioural natural kinds. The instrumental logic is sound, but it is the limits of our empirical imagination that can cause problems for theory construction.
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  2. Thomas C. Scott-Phillips, Kevin N. Laland, David M. Shuker, Thomas E. Dickins & Stuart A. West, The Niche Construction Perspective: A Critical Appraisal.score: 280.0
    Niche construction refers to the activities of organisms that bring about changes in their environments, many of which are evolutionarily and ecologically consequential. Advocates of niche construction theory (NCT) believe that standard evolutionary theory fails to recognize the full importance of niche construction, and consequently propose a novel view of evolution, in which niche construction and its legacy over time (ecological inheritance) are described as evolutionary processes, equivalent in importance to natural selection. Here, we subject NCT to critical evaluation, in (...)
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  3. Benjamin James Alexander Dickins, David William Dickins & Thomas Edmund Dickins (2008). Is This Conjectural Phenotypic Dichotomy a Plausible Outcome of Genomic Imprinting? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 31 (3):267-268.score: 280.0
    What is the status of the dichotomy proposed and the nosological validity of the contrasting pathologies described in the target article? How plausibly can dysregulated imprinting explain the array of features described, compared with other genetic models? We believe that considering alternative models is more likely to lead in the long term to the correct classification and explanation of the component behaviours.
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  4. R. M. Dawkins, L. R. Farnell, John W. H. Walden, W. W. How, J. Wells, J. E. Sandys, W. H. Schoff, G. Porzio, J. B. Bury, R. W. Livingstone, W. G. de Burgh, Guy Dickins, Georg Matthies, Evaristo Breccia, Franz Heinewetter, Joseph Wright & P. Louis Ronzevalle (1912). The Higher Aspects of Greek ReligionThe Universities of Ancient GreeceA Commentary on HerodotusAristotle's Constitution of AthensThe Periplus of the Erythraean SeaCorintoI CipselidiAtene, Corinto, Pericle, E le Cause Della Guerra PeloponnesiacaCommune di Napoli. Annuario Storico. Part I. Le Origini; Napoli Greco-RomanaA History of the Eastern Roman Empire From the Fall of Irene to the Accession of Basil I. (A. D. 802-867). [REVIEW] Journal of Hellenic Studies 32:399.score: 240.0
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