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The nature of selection

Elliott Sober

The nature of selection

evolutionary theory in philosophical focus

by Elliott Sober

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  • 16 Currently reading

Published by MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science -- Philosophy.,
  • Evolution -- Philosophy.,
  • Evolution (Biology) -- Philosophy.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementElliott Sober.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ175 .S6392 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 383 p. :
    Number of Pages383
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2856894M
    ISBN 100262192322
    LC Control Number84019470

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The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection is a book by Ronald Fisher which combines Mendelian genetics with Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection, with Fisher being the first to argue that "Mendelism therefore validates Darwinism" and stating with regard to mutations that "The vast majority of large mutations are deleterious; small mutations are both far more frequent and Author: Ronald Fisher.

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Natural selection can only occur within a population when members of the population have a variation in individual traits. For example, a study of natural selection on color within a population requires different individuals to have varying colors. Without a variation in characteristics, there are no traits for nature to "select" over others.

The Nature of Selection is an attempt at a definitive resolution of the philosophical questions surrounding the concept of "selection" and its role in evolutionary biology. In the process Sober, of necessity, delves deeply into general philosophical issues and ranges across most of evolutionary biology.

After this introduction of natural selection, Darwin elaborated on the subject with his theory of evolution and his book, On the Origin of Species, published in His work with Darwin's finches and his ideas on survival of the fittest explained the mechanism of natural selection and how it could lead to a proliferation of many different kinds of organisms.

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