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    Evolution and Classification: The Reformation of Cladism.Mark Ridley - 1986 - Longman.
  2. The Problems of Evolution.Mark Ridley - 1987 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 38 (3):412-414.
  3. The cladistic solution to the species problem.Mark Ridley - 1989 - Biology and Philosophy 4 (1):1-16.
    The correct explanation of why species, in evolutionary theory, are individuals and not classes is the cladistic species concept. The cladistic species concept defines species as the group of organisms between two speciation events, or between one speciation event and one extinction event, or (for living species) that are descended from a speciation event. It is a theoretical concept, and therefore has the virtue of distinguishing clearly the theoretical nature of species from the practical criteria by which species may be (...)
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    Coadaptation and the Inadequacy of Natural Selection.Mark Ridley - 1982 - British Journal for the History of Science 15 (1):45-68.
    When Charles Darwin published his theory in 1859 the biological community gave very different receptions to the idea of evolution and to the theory of natural selection. Evolution was accepted as widely and rapidly as natural selection was rejected. Most biologists were ready to accept that evolution had occurred, but not that natural selection was its cause. They preferred other explanations of evolution, such as theories of big directed variation, or admitted that they did not know its cause. Darwin himself (...)
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    Arbitrariness no argument against adaption.Mark Ridley - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (4):756-756.
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    Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think : Reflections by Scientists, Writers, and Philosophers.Alan Grafen & Mark Ridley (eds.) - 2006 - Oxford University Press UK.
    This collection explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist and one of the most important thinkers alive today. Specially commissioned pieces by leading figures in science, philosophy, literature, and the media, such as Daniel C. Dennett, Matt Ridley, Steven Pinker, Philip Pullman and the Bishop of Oxford, highlight the breadth and range of Dawkins' influence on modern science and culture, from the gene's eye view of evolution to his energetic engagement in public debates on science, rationalism, and religion. (...)
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    Comments on Wilkinson's commentary.Mark Ridley - 1990 - Biology and Philosophy 5 (4):447-450.
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    Konrad Lorenz and Humpty Dumpty: some ethology for Donald Symons.Mark Ridley - 1980 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 3 (2):196-196.
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    The leveller no. 1: Evolution, development, and culture.Mark Ridley - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (2):249-250.
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    A Review of M. Ruse, "Taking Darwin Seriously". [REVIEW]Mark Ridley - 1989 - Biology and Philosophy 4 (3):359.
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    Life Sciences John C. Greene, Science, ideology, and world view: essays in the history of evolutionary ideas. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1981. Pp x + 202. £11.50/$20.60; £4.00/$7.45. [REVIEW]Mark Ridley - 1983 - British Journal for the History of Science 16 (2):214-215.