Biological Emergences: Evolution by Natural Experiment. Robert G. B. Reid. (2007, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.) $38.00, 23.95, xv + 517 pages. Index. ISBN-10: 0-262-18257-2 (cloth: alk. paper); ISBN-13: 978-0-262-18257-7 (paper: alk. paper)

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  title={Biological Emergences: Evolution by Natural Experiment. Robert G. B. Reid. (2007, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.) \$38.00, 23.95, xv + 517 pages. Index. ISBN-10: 0-262-18257-2 (cloth: alk. paper); ISBN-13: 978-0-262-18257-7 (paper: alk. paper)},
  author={Stanley N. Salthe},
  journal={Artificial Life},
  year={2008},
  volume={14},
  pages={231-233}
}
Biological Emergences: Evolution by Natural Experiment. Robert G. B. Reid. (2007, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.) $38.00, £23.95, xv + 517 pages. Index. ISBN-10: 0-262-18257-2 (cloth: alk. paper); ISBN-13: 978-0-262-18257-7 (paper: alk. paper). We have here a text that fervently proclaims its disagreement with the neo-Darwinian orthodoxy in evolutionary biology. As a materialist, the author sees the modeling of gene pools to be playing with abstractions that represent changes that happen after… CONTINUE READING

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