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Neo-Darwinism and Evo-Devo: An Argument for Theoretical Pluralism in Evolutionary Biology (2014)


There is an ongoing debate over the relationship between so-called neo-Darwinism and evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo) that is motivated in part by the possibility of a theoretical synthesis of the two (e.g., Amundson 2005; Brigandt and Love 2010; Laubichler 2010; Minelli 2010; Pigliucci and Müller 2010). Through analysis of the terms and arguments employed in this debate, I argue that an alternative line of argument has been missed. Specifically, I use the terms of this debate to argue that a relative significance issue (Beatty 1995, 1997) exists and reflects a theoretical pluralism that is likely to remain.

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Authors & Contributors
Salter, Daniel
Lynn, Laura
Dawidowicz, Paula
Catalá-Gorgues, J. I.
Peretó, J.
McHugh, Susan
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biological Theory
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
Science and Education
Science Communication
Journal of the Turkish-German Gynecological Association
Columbia University Press
Harvard University
Walden University
Duke University Press
University of Chicago Press
Infectious diseases
Evolutionary developmental biology
Public health
Synthetic biology; bioengineering
Darwin, Charles Robert
Atwood, Margaret
Gould, Stephen Jay
Sokal, Robert R.
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
19th century
20th century
United States
South Africa
Great Britain
Hong Kong
Human Genome Project

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