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    J. B. S. Haldane, Ernst Mayr and the Beanbag Genetics Dispute.Veena Rao & Vidyanand Nanjundiah - 2011 - Journal of the History of Biology 44 (2):233 - 281.
    Starting from the early decades of the twentieth century, evolutionary biology began to acquire mathematical overtones. This took place via the development of a set of models in which the Darwinian picture of evolution was shown to be consistent with the laws of heredity discovered by Mendel. The models, which came to be elaborated over the years, define a field of study known as population genetics. Population genetics is generally looked upon as an essential component of modern evolutionary theory. This (...)
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    Aging, Sex Ratio, and Genomic Imprinting: Functional and Evolutionary Explanations in Biology.Vidyanand Nanjundiah & Michel Morange - 2015 - Biological Theory 10 (2):125-133.
    Different types of explanations coexist in present-day biology. Functional explanations describe mechanisms, whereas evolutionary explanations provide answers to the question “why?” mostly by appealing to the past and present action of natural selection. But the relations between these two types of explanations, as well as the relative insights they offer, vary from one domain of research to another. We will illustrate this complex landscape of biological explanations with three examples involving aging, the sex ratio, and the phenomenon of genomic imprinting. (...)
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    Social Groups Go Places: Edward O. Wilson: The Social Conquest of Earth; W. W. Norton & Co., New York, 2012, 352 Pp., US $27.95, ISBN 978-0-87140-413-8.Vidyanand Nanjundiah - 2014 - Biological Theory 9 (2):236-238.