Re: Evolution, "adaptation", and what's currently adaptive
28 Aug 1996 07:54:14 -0600
In article <3223BEB0.email@example.com>,
Stephen Barnard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>My own personal take on this is that adaptation is an extremely
>effective concept in biology. It is also extremely vulnerable to abuse
>and to the construction of "just-so" stories. People with principles
>who make adaptationist arguments *must* be aware of that. I think
Of course, and I recognize that I should have used less speculative
examples in my argument with Lenny. I've suggested that we use the more
documented "thirst" neuropeptide in the rest of our thread.
On the other hand, there's no particular merit in Gould's "just how"
> Steve Barnard