Test cases, resolvability, and group selection: A critical examination of the myxoma case

Philosophy of Science 71 (3):380-401 (2004)

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Robert A. Wilson
University of Western Australia
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The evolution of the myxoma virus in Australia has been presented for many years as a test case for the hypothesis that group selection can function effectively `in the wild.' This paper critically examines the myxoma case, and argues that its failure as a test case for this hypothesis has broader implications for debates over the levels of selection
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