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    Punctuated Equilibria: An Alternative to Phyletic Gradualism.Niles Eldredge & Stephen Jay Gould - 1972 - In Thomas J. M. Schopf (ed.), Models in Paleobiology. Freeman Cooper. pp. 82-115.
    They are correct that punctuated equilibria apply to sexually reproducing organisms and that morphological evolutionary change is regarded as largely (if not exclusively) correlated with speciation events. However, they err in suggesting that we attribute stasis strictly to "developmental constraints," which represent only one of a set of possible mechanisms that we have suggested for the causes of stasis. Others include habitat tracking and the internal structure of species themselves [for example, (2)].
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    Punctuated Equilibrium Comes of Age.Stephen Jay Gould & Niles Eldredge - unknown
    PUNCTUATED cquilibrium has finally obtained an unambiguous and incontrovertiblc majoxity—that is, our theory is now 21 ' years old. We also, with parental pride (and, therefore, potential..
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    Parallel Causation in Oncogenic and Anthropogenic Degradation and Extinction.James DeGregori & Niles Eldredge - 2020 - Biological Theory 15 (1):12-24.
    We propose that the onset and progressive destructive action of cancer within an individual bears a profound and striking similarity to the onset and progressive human-engendered destruction of global ecosystems and the extinction of entire species. Cancer in the human body and our human role in planetary, especially biotic, degradation are uncannily similar systems. For starters, they are the only two known complex systems where a discrete component changes its normal ecological role and function—turning on and potentially killing its host, (...)
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    Revisiting Clarence King’s "Catastrophism and Evolution".Niles Eldredge - 2019 - Biological Theory 14 (4):247-253.
    Published comments by American scientists on Darwin’s evolutionary theory are rather rare in the latter half of the 19th century. Clarence King, the founding director of the U.S. Geological Survey in 1879, and an experienced field geologist, focused on the relation between Darwin’s evolutionary concepts and the larger context of Hutton/Lyell’s uniformitarianism versus Cuvier’s catastrophism in his 1877 paper, “Catastrophism and Evolution.” King knew that the fossil record contains little or no data supporting Darwin’s vision of gradual evolutionary change. Instead, (...)
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    The Evolutionary Ecology of Technological Innovations.Ricard V. Solée, Sergi Valverde, Marti Rosas Casals, Stuart A. Kauffman, Doyne Farmer & Niles Eldredge - 2013 - Complexity 18 (4):15-27.
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    Biological Underpinnings of Social Systems.Niles Eldredge - 1989 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 12 (4):702-702.
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    Large-Scale Biological Entities and the Evolutionary Process.Niles Eldredge - 1984 - PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1984:551-566.
    In the Modern Synthesis, the ontology of species is context-dependent: species are seen as "individuals" at any instant in geological time; through time, species-lineages are class-like entities regularly transforming themselves into other, descendant species. Moreover, at any one instant in time, species are predominantly construed as reproductive communities; through time, they are seen as economic entities, bound together by the joint possession of anatomical similarities among constituent organisms. It is argued that a more complete picture sees species as spatiotemporally bounded (...)
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    A la Recherche du Docteur Pangloss.Niles Eldredge - 1983 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 6 (3):361.
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    A Thermodynamic Perspective on Evolution. Evolution as Entropy. By Daniel R. Brooks and E. O. Wiley. 1986. University of Chicago Press Pp. 335. $19.95. [REVIEW]Niles Eldredge - 1987 - Bioessays 6 (5):239-240.
  10. Hierarchy: Theory and Praxis in Evolutionary Biology.Niles Eldredge - 2002 - In R. E. Auxier & L. E. Hahn (eds.), The Philosophy of Marjorie Grene. La Salle, Illinois: Open Court. pp. 318.
     
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    Marjorie Grene, 'Ttwo Evolutionary Theories' and Modern Evolutionary Theory.Niles Eldredge - 1992 - Synthese 92 (1):135 - 149.
    Grene's Two Evolutionary Theories (1958), a philosophical analysis of the nature of scientific disputes, itself contributed directly to discourse in evolutionary theory. I conclude that Grene's descriptions of two rival theories of evolutionary paleontologists — those of George Gaylord Simpson, who stressed traditional Darwinian continuity, and of Otto Schindewolf, who stressed discontinuity in paleontological data — were entirely accurate. But I further argue that both Simpson, as well as Mayr and Dobzhansky, had incorporated notions of discontinuity into their earlier work, (...)
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  12. Reinventing Darwin the Great Evolutionary Debate.Niles Eldredge - 1995 - Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
    This is a first-hand account of the discussions going on between biologists of different persuasions. On the one hand are the ultradarwinians, who emphasize the supremacy of the gene and natural selection, and on the other, the naturalists, who focus on whole creatures, rather than on genes.
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  13. Reinventing Darwin the Great Debate at the High Table of Evolutionary Theory.Niles Eldredge - 1995 - Wiley.
    According to the paleontologists, this pattern shows that evolution is driven far more by environmental forces than by genetic competition.
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