Adaptation and Natural Selection revisited

@article{Sober2011AdaptationAN,
  title={Adaptation and Natural Selection revisited},
  author={Elliott Sober and D. S. WILSON},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={24}
}
  • E. Sober, D. S. WILSON
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Evolutionary Biology
In Adaptation and Natural Selection, George C. Williams linked the distinction between group and individual adaptation with the distinction between group and individual selection. Williams’ Principle, as we will call it, says that adaptation at a level requires selection at that level. This is a necessary but not a sufficient condition; for example, group adaptation requires group selection, but the fact that group selection influences a trait’s evolution does not suffice for the resulting… Expand

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