Article ID: CBB453166142

Should we ask for more than consistency of Darwinism with Mendelism? (2019)


A nonmathematical exposition of the current status of the formal darwinism project is presented, linking it to the fundamental theorem of natural selection, which is regarded as Fisher's own ‘formal darwinism project’. The purpose is to found organism-level thinking about design and adaptation, in short Darwinism, on what is known about the mechanics of genetic inheritance, in short Mendelism, and the project is to do so in as general a biological setting as possible. This view also makes sense of the name ‘fundamental theorem of natural selection’.

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Authors & Contributors
Ruse, Michael
Waizbort, Ricardo
Martins, Lilian Al-Chueyer Pereira
Brzezinski Prestes, María Elice de
Stefano, Waldir
Hall, Brian K.
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Journal of the History of Biology
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Fundo Mackenzie de Pesquisa
American Philosophical Society
University of California Press
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
University of Chicago
University of California, Riverside
Natural selection
Adaptation (biology)
Darwin, Charles Robert
Gulick, John Thomas
Senebier, Jean
Jennings, Herbert Spencer
Cuvier, Georges
Dobzhansky, Theodosius
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
18th century
21st century
United States

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