Modus Darwin

Biology and Philosophy 14 (2):253-278 (1999)
Modus Darwin is a principle of inference that licenses the conclusion that two species have a common ancestor, based on the observation that they are similar. The present paper investigates the principle's probabilistic foundations.
Keywords ancestry  Bayesianism  creationism  Darwin  evolution  likelihood  natural selection  phylogeny  probability  Reichenbach
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DOI 10.1023/A:1006626115852
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Casey Helgeson (2016). Modus Darwin Reconsidered. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science:axw015.

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