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A daptation and Natural Selection began as a polemic. In the s, the evolutionary biolo-Wright had combined Darwinian natural selection with Mendelian genetics to develop a rigorous mathematical evolutionary theory. But thirty years after this " modern synthesis, " George Williams found that evolutionary thought had grown flabby and popular understanding(More)
While evolution by natural selection has long been a foundation for biomedical science, it has recently gained new power to explain many aspects of disease. This progress results largely from the disciplined application of what has been called the adaptations program. We show that this increasingly significant research paradigm can predict otherwise(More)
Thoughtful contemplation of the human body elicits awe-in equal measure with perplexity. The eye, for instance, has long been an object of wonder, with the clear, living tissue of the cornea curving just the right amount, the iris adjusting to brightness and the lens to distance, so that the optimal quantity of light focuses exactly on the surface of the(More)
Diseases result usually from webs of interacting causes of enormous complexity, while human minds seek explanatory principles of extraordinary simplicity. This conflict gives rise to a central problem for medicine. Explanations of disease, and most programmes of medical research , tend to emphasize a single cause, while most diseases result from multiple(More)
  • E G Kalnins, G C Williams, Willard Miller, Typeset By, A M S-T, Jr
  • 2007
In this article the separation constants for the spin one and gravitational perturbations in Kerr geometry are characterised intrinsically. The characterisations are given for the corresponding Hertz potentials and induced for the corresponding vector and metric perturbations using the results of Cohen and Kegeles. 1. Introduction. One of the remarkable(More)