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Modernizing the Modern Synthesis

Wallace, Rodrick (2010) Modernizing the Modern Synthesis. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    The Modern Evolutionary Synthesis formalizes the role of variation, heredity, differential reproduction, and mutation in population genetics. Here we explore a mathematical structure, based on the asymptotic limit theorems of communication theory, that instantiates the punctuated dynamic relations of organisms with their embedding environments, including the possibility of the transfer of heritage information between different classes of organisms. In essence, we provide something of a formal roadmap for the modernization of the Modern Synthesis.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Keywords: Endosymbiosis, Environment, Evolution, Genetics, Information theory, Modern Synthesis, Resilience
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
    Depositing User: Rodrick Wallace
    Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:19
    Item ID: 5404
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5404

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