How to Rethink Evolutionary Theory: A Plurality of Evolutionary Patterns

  title={How to Rethink Evolutionary Theory: A Plurality of Evolutionary Patterns},
  author={Telmo Pievani},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
Nature has recently depicted the empirical advancements of the theory of evolution as a confrontation between “reformists”, that claim for an urgent rethinking of the standard neo-Darwinian approach including so far neglected factors and processes, and “conservatives” who reply “all is well” about the current evolutionary research programme based on genetic variation and natural selection. The fight is mainly around genetic reductionism, but it seems inconclusive. Reformists stress very… CONTINUE READING


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