Evolution and development: Past, present, and future

  title={Evolution and development: Past, present, and future},
  author={Olaf Breidbach and Michael T. Ghiselin},
  journal={Theory in Biosciences},
The paper tries to set right certain ideas about the history of evolutionary developmental biology. The main point is, that we had to enface the dominance of a comparative approach towards evolutionary developmental biology before 1900, which even later on was effective in Russia, for example, till the 1930s. The problem of the experimentalist approach set against this tradition was and is that there is no concept of gestalt that may allow to integrate the former comparative views and the… CONTINUE READING

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