Genes, Categories and Species: the Evolutionary and Cognitive Causes of the Species Problem

@article{Bridle2002GenesCA,
  title={Genes, Categories and Species: the Evolutionary and Cognitive Causes of the Species Problem},
  author={Jon R. Bridle},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={2002},
  volume={88},
  pages={488-488}
}
Providing a clear definition of species has been a preoccupation of systematists, philosophers and evolutionary biologists for much of the past few millennia. Luckily, for much of this time, the belief in the existence of God provided a good reason why organisms should form clear categories in nature. In the 20th century however, species definitions have somehow become required not only to represent patterns of similarity and difference in the world, but also to provide real insight into the… CONTINUE READING
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