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Chance in evolution / edited by Grant Ramsey and Charles H. Pence.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
vi, 359 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction : chance in evolution from Darwin to contemporary biology / Grant Ramsey and Charles H. Pence -- Contingency, chance, and randomness in ancient, medieval, and modern biology / David J. Depew -- Chance and chances in Darwin's early theorizing and in Darwinian theory today / Jonathan Hodge -- Chance in the modern synthesis / Anya Plutynski, Kenneth Blake Vernon, Lucas John Matthews, and Daniel Molter -- Is it providential, by chance? : Christian objections to the role of chance in Darwinian evolution / J. Matthew Ashley -- Does Darwinian evolution mean we are here by chance? / Michael Ruse -- The reference class problem in evolutionary biology : distinguishing selection from drift / Michael Strevens -- Weak randomness at the origin of biological variation : the case of genetic mutations / Francesca Merlin -- Parallel evolution : what does it (not) tell us and why is it (still) interesting? / Thomas Lenormand, Luis-Miguel Chevin, and Thomas Battaillon -- Contingent evolution : not by chance alone / Eric Desjardins -- History's windings in a flask : microbial experiments into evolutionary contingency / Zachary D. Blount -- Rolling the dice twice : evolving reconstructed ancient proteins in extant organisms / Betul Kacar -- Wonderful life revisited : chance and contingency in the Ediacaran-Cambrian radiation / Douglas H. Erwin.
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ISBN:
  • 9780226401744 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 022640174X (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 9780226401881 (paperback ; : alkaline paper)
  • 022640188X (paperback ; : alkaline paper)
  • (electronic book)
LCCN:
2016009805
OCLC:
944014134
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