Mass extinctions vs. uniformitarianism in biological evolution

@article{Bak1995MassEV,
  title={Mass extinctions vs. uniformitarianism in biological evolution},
  author={Per Bak and Maya Paczuski},
  journal={arXiv: Condensed Matter},
  year={1995},
  volume={480},
  pages={341-356}
}
  • P. Bak, M. Paczuski
  • Published 31 December 1995
  • Geology, Physics, Biology
  • arXiv: Condensed Matter
1 Introduction 1.1 Avalanches and Punctuated Equilibrium 1.2 External Shocks: "Bad Luck" 1.3 Evolution of Isolated vs. Many Interacting Species 2 Self-Organized Criticality 3 Co-evolutionary Avalanches 4 A Simple Model for Evolution 4.1 The Self-Organized Critical State 4.2 Comparison with the Fossil Record 4.3 External Effects 5 Theory 6 Acknowledgments References 

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