Evolution: like any other science it is predictable

@inproceedings{Morris2010EvolutionLA,
  title={Evolution: like any other science it is predictable},
  author={Simon Conway Morris},
  booktitle={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2010}
}
Evolutionary biology rejoices in the diversity of life, but this comes at a cost: other than working in the common framework of neo-Darwinian evolution, specialists in, for example, diatoms and mammals have little to say to each other. Accordingly, their research tends to track the particularities and peculiarities of a given group and seldom enquires whether there are any wider or deeper sets of explanations. Here, I present evidence in support of the heterodox idea that evolution might look… CONTINUE READING
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