Re: Adaptationists vs. Panglossians

Bryant (
12 Sep 1996 14:08:38 -0600

In article <519qdm$>, Bryant <> wrote:

>*There are multiple adaptive peaks for a given problem, and one should
>pay attention to the raw materials ("phylogenetic constraints")
>selection has to work with when studying adaptations.

Gould calls this "you can't get there from here" thinking, and his essays
on the topic were very useful to me as a new student of evolutionary biology.