Making Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Theory

University of Chicago Press (2006)

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Massimo Pigliucci
CUNY Graduate Center
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Making Sense of Evolution explores contemporary evolutionary biology, focusing on the elements of theories—selection, adaptation, and species—that are complex and open to multiple possible interpretations, many of which are incompatible with one another and with other accepted practices in the discipline. Particular experimental methods, for example, may demand one understanding of “selection,” while the application of the same concept to another area of evolutionary biology could necessitate a very different definition.
Keywords evolutionary theory  natural selection  genetic drift
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