Extended Phenotypes and Extended Organisms

  title={Extended Phenotypes and Extended Organisms},
  author={J. Scott Turner},
Phenotype, whether conventional or extended, is defined as a reflection of an underlying genotype. Adaptation and the natural selection that follows from it depends upon a progressively harmonious fit between phenotype and environment. There is in Richard Dawkins’ notion of the extended phenotype a paradox that seems to undercut conventional views of adaptation, natural selection and adaptation. In a nutshell, if the phenotype includes an organism’s environment, how then can the organism adapt… CONTINUE READING


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