“Which processes are selection processes?”

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (3):548-549 (2001)
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Samir Okasha
Bristol University
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I argue that population-level selection does not necessarily have to be invoked to explain the polymorphism at the MHC locus. I argue that the authors' attempt to model operant conditioning in Darwinian terms faces a serious problem. Depending on how many operant responses we take to comprise a sequence, different conclusions about whether or not evolution is occurring in an operant lineage will be reached.
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