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  1. Michael R. Dietrich (2012). Editorial Introduction. Journal of the History of Biology 45 (1):1-1.
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  2. Michael R. Dietrich & Robert A. Skipper Jr (2012). A Shifting Terrain: A Brief History of the Adaptive Landscape. In E. Svensson & R. Calsbeek (eds.), The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology. Oup Oxford.
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  3. Michael R. Dietrich (2011). Reinventing Richard Goldschmidt: Reputation, Memory, and Biography. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 44 (4):693 - 712.
    Richard Goldschmidt was one of the most controversial biologists of the mid-twentieth century. Rather than fade from view, Goldschmidt's work and reputation has persisted in the biological community long after he has. Goldschmidt's longevity is due in large part to how he was represented by Stephen J. Gould. When viewed from the perspective of the biographer, Gould's revival of Goldschmidt as an evolutionary heretic in the 1970s and 1980s represents a selective reinvention of Goldschmidt that provides a contrast to other (...)
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  4. Michael R. Dietrich (2010). Microevolution and Macroevolution Are Governed by the Same Processes. In Francisco José Ayala & Robert Arp (eds.), Contemporary Debates in Philosophy of Biology. Wiley-Blackwell Pub..
     
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  5. Roberta L. Millstein, Robert A. Skipper Jr & Michael R. Dietrich (2009). (Mis)Interpreting Mathematical Models: Drift as a Physical Process. Philosophy and Theory in Biology 1 (20130604):e002.
    Recently, a number of philosophers of biology (e.g., Matthen and Ariew 2002; Walsh, Lewens, and Ariew 2002; Pigliucci and Kaplan 2006; Walsh 2007) have endorsed views about random drift that, we will argue, rest on an implicit assumption that the meaning of concepts such as drift can be understood through an examination of the mathematical models in which drift appears. They also seem to implicitly assume that ontological questions about the causality (or lack thereof) of terms appearing in the models (...)
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  6. Kevin J. Peterson, Michael R. Dietrich & Mark A. McPeek (2009). MicroRNAs and Metazoan Macroevolution: Insights Into Canalization, Complexity, and the Cambrian Explosion. Bioessays 31 (7):736-747.
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  7. Michael R. Dietrich & Roberta L. Millstein (2008). The Role of Causal Processes in the Neutral and Nearly Neutral Theories. Philosophy of Science 75 (5):548-559.
    The neutral and nearly neutral theories of molecular evolution are sometimes characterized as theories about drift alone, where drift is described solely as an outcome, rather than a process. We argue, however, that both selection and drift, as causal processes, are integral parts of both theories. However, the nearly neutral theory explicitly recognizes alleles and/or molecular substitutions that, while engaging in weakly selected causal processes, exhibit outcomes thought to be characteristic of random drift. A narrow focus on outcomes obscures the (...)
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  8. Michael R. Dietrich (2007). Representing the Object of Controversy: The Case of the Molecular Clock. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 29 (2):161 - 176.
    Through a case study of the controversies surrounding the molecular clock, this paper examines the role of visual representation in the dynamics of scientific controversies. Representations of the molecular clock themselves became objects of controversy and so were not a means for closure. Instead visual representations of the molecular clock became tools for the further articulation of an ongoing controversy.
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  9. Michael R. Dietrich & Robert A. Skipper (2007). Manipulating Underdetermination in Scientific Controversy: The Case of the Molecular Clock. Perspectives on Science 15 (3):295-326.
    : Where there are cases of underdetermination in scientific controversies, such as the case of the molecular clock, scientists may direct the course and terms of dispute by playing off the multidimensional framework of theory evaluation. This is because assessment strategies themselves are underdetermined. Within the framework of assessment, there are a variety of trade-offs between different strategies as well as shifting emphases as specific strategies are given more or less weight in assessment situations. When a strategy is underdetermined, scientists (...)
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  10. Michael R. Dietrich & Brandi H. Tambasco (2007). Beyond the Boss and the Boys: Women and the Division of Labor in Drosophila Genetics in the United States, 1934-1970. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 40 (3):509 - 528.
    The vast network of Drosophila geneticists spawned by Thomas Hunt Morgan's fly room in the early 20th century has justifiably received a significant amount of scholarly attention. However, most accounts of the history of Drosophila genetics focus heavily on the "boss and the boys," rather than the many other laboratory groups which also included large numbers of women. Using demographic information extracted from the Drosophila Information Service directories from 1934 to 1970, we offer a profile of the gendered division of (...)
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  11. Michael R. Dietrich (2006). Three Perspectives on Neutrality and Drift in Molecular Evolution. Philosophy of Science 73 (5):666-677.
    This article offers three contrasting cases of the use of neutrality and drift in molecular evolution. In the first, neutrality is assumed as a simplest case for modeling. In the second and third, concepts of drift and neutrality are developed within the context of population genetics testing and the development and application of the molecular clock.
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  12. Michael R. Dietrich (2005). Two Men Who Invented Genetics. Minerva 43 (4):429-433.
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  13. Michael R. Dietrich (2004). Book Review: Elof Axel Carlson, Mendel's Legacy: The Origin of Classical Genetics. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 37 (3):590-591.
  14. Michael R. Dietrich (2004). Book Review: Elof Axel Carlson,(Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2004), Xix+ 332 Pp, Illus., $45.00. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 37 (3):590-591.
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  15. Michael R. Dietrich (2004). Review of Hey. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 71 (4):619-620.
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  16. Michael R. Dietrich, C. Robertson McClung & Mark A. McPeek (2001). Darwinian Evolution Across the Disciplines. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 23 (3/4):339 - 340.
  17. Michael R. Dietrich (2000). Of Moths and Men: Theo Lang and the Persistence of Richard Goldschmidt's Theory of Homosexuality, 1916-1960. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 22 (2):219 - 247.
    Using an analogy between moths and men, in 1916, Richard Goldschmidt proposed that homosexuality was a case of genetic intersexuality. As he strove to create a unified theory of sex determination that would encompass animals ranging from moths to men, Goldschmidt's doubts grew concerning the association of homosexuality with intersexuality until, in 1931, he dropped homosexuality from his theory of intersexuality. Despite Goldschmidt's explicit rejection of his theory of homosexuality, Theo Lang, a researcher in the Genealogical-Demographic Department of the Institute (...)
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  18. Jennifer Terry & Michael R. Dietrich (2000). Book Reviews-an American Obsession: Science, Medicine, and Homosexuality in Modern Society. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 22 (3):446-448.
     
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  19. Michael R. Dietrich (1998). Paradox and Persuasion: Negotiating the Place of Molecular Evolution Within Evolutionary Biology. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Biology 31 (1):85 - 111.
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  20. Michael R. Dietrich (1996). Monte Carlo Experiments and the Defense of Diffusion Models in Molecular Population Genetics. Biology and Philosophy 11 (3):339-356.
    In the 1960s molecular population geneticists used Monte Carlo experiments to evaluate particular diffusion equation models. In this paper I examine the nature of this comparative evaluation and argue for three claims: first, Monte Carlo experiments are genuine experiments: second, Monte Carlo experiments can provide an important meansfor evaluating the adequacy of highly idealized theoretical models; and, third, the evaluation of the computational adequacy of a diffusion model with Monte Carlo experiments is significantlydifferent from the evaluation of the emperical adequacy (...)
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  21. Michael R. Dietrich (1996). On the Mutability of Genes and Geneticists: The" Americanization" of Richard Goldschmidt and Victor Jollos. Perspectives on Science 4:321-345.
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  22. Michael R. Dietrich (1995). Richard Goldschmidt's "Heresies" and the Evolutionary Synthesis. Journal of the History of Biology 28 (3):431 - 461.
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  23. Michael R. Dietrich (1994). Philosophy of Biology. Teaching Philosophy 17 (4):375-377.
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  24. Michael R. Dietrich (1994). The Origins of the Neutral Theory of Molecular Evolution. Journal of the History of Biology 27 (1):21 - 59.