Two stumbling blocks to a general account of selection: Replication and information

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (3):528-528 (2001)

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When one takes the evolution of operant behavior as prototype, one sees that the term replication is too tied to the peculiarities of genetic evolution. A more general term is recurrence. The important problem raised by recurrence is not “information” but relationship: deciding when two occurrences belong to the same lineage. That is solved by looking at common environmental effects.
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