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    J. B. S. Haldane, Ernst Mayr and the Beanbag Genetics Dispute.Veena Rao & Vidyanand Nanjundiah - 2011 - Journal of the History of Biology 44 (2):233 - 281.
    Starting from the early decades of the twentieth century, evolutionary biology began to acquire mathematical overtones. This took place via the development of a set of models in which the Darwinian picture of evolution was shown to be consistent with the laws of heredity discovered by Mendel. The models, which came to be elaborated over the years, define a field of study known as population genetics. Population genetics is generally looked upon as an essential component of modern evolutionary theory. This (...)
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    Aging, Sex Ratio, and Genomic Imprinting: Functional and Evolutionary Explanations in Biology.Vidyanand Nanjundiah & Michel Morange - 2015 - Biological Theory 10 (2):125-133.
    Different types of explanations coexist in present-day biology. Functional explanations describe mechanisms, whereas evolutionary explanations provide answers to the question “why?” mostly by appealing to the past and present action of natural selection. But the relations between these two types of explanations, as well as the relative insights they offer, vary from one domain of research to another. We will illustrate this complex landscape of biological explanations with three examples involving aging, the sex ratio, and the phenomenon of genomic imprinting. (...)
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    Social Groups Go Places: Edward O. Wilson: The Social Conquest of Earth; W. W. Norton & Co., New York, 2012, 352 Pp., US $27.95, ISBN 978-0-87140-413-8.Vidyanand Nanjundiah - 2014 - Biological Theory 9 (2):236-238.
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    Explaining the Origins of Multicellularity: Between Evolutionary Dynamics and Developmental Mechanisms.A. C. Love - 2016 - In K. J. Niklas & S. A. Newman (eds.), Multicellularity: Origins and Evolution. MIT press. pp. 279–295.
    Overview The evolution of multicellularity raises questions regarding genomic and developmental commonalities and discordances, selective advantages and disadvantages, physical determinants of development, and the origins of morphological novelties. It also represents a change in the definition of individuality, because a new organism emerges from interactions among single cells. This volume considers these and other questions, with contributions that explore the origins and consequences of the evolution of multicellularity, addressing a range of topics, organisms, and experimental protocols. Each section focuses on (...)
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    Haldane and Mayr: A Response to Rao and Nanjundiah.Sahotra Sarkar - 2016 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 38 (1):151-154.
    The discussion with Rao and Nanjundiah about the history of interactions between J. B. S. Haldane and Ernst Mayr is further extended in this note. The nature of the dispute about beanbag genetics is explicated as consisting of two separate issues, one about the role of mathematical analysis in evolutionary biology, and the other about the value of single-locus genic models.
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  6. Āchārya Kundkund's Samayasāra: With Hindi and English Translation = Śrimadācārya Kundakund Viracita Samayasāra. Kundakunda - 2012 - Vikalp Printers.
    As Acharya Vidyanand writes in the Foreword of Samayasara, it is the ultimate conscious reality. The enlightened soul has infinite glory. It has the innate ability to demolish the power of karmas, both auspicious as well as inauspicious, which constitute the cycle of births and deaths, and are an obstacle in the path of liberation of the soul. -/- Samayasara is an essential reading for anyone who wishes to lead a purposeful and contented life. It provides irrefutable and lasting (...)
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