CHAOS AND UNPREDICTABILITY IN EVOLUTION

@article{Doebeli2014CHAOSAU,
  title={CHAOS AND UNPREDICTABILITY IN EVOLUTION},
  author={Michael Doebeli and Iaroslav Ispolatov},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={2014},
  volume={68}
}
The possibility of complicated dynamic behavior driven by nonlinear feedbacks in dynamical systems has revolutionized science in the latter part of the last century. Yet despite examples of complicated frequency dynamics, the possibility of long‐term evolutionary chaos is rarely considered. The concept of “survival of the fittest” is central to much evolutionary thinking and embodies a perspective of evolution as a directional optimization process exhibiting simple, predictable dynamics. This… 
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