The Evolvability of Evolutionary Theories: A Reply to Denis Noble

Biosemiotics 14 (3):669-673 (2021)
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Abstract

In this commentary on Denis Noble’s “The Illusions of the Modern Synthesis,” I discuss three illusions he argues exist within the Modern Synthesis. These illusions have the common theme of attempting to identify the correct way of understanding and describing biological systems. I agree with much of Noble’s claims, but offer the language of developmental systems theory as a friendly tool for moving the project forward.

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Andrew M. Winters
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