Qualitative differences between naïve and scientific theories of evolution.


Philosophers of biology have long argued that Darwin's theory of evolution was qualitatively different from all earlier theories of evolution. Whereas Darwin's predecessors and contemporaries explained adaptation as the transformation of a species' "essence," Darwin explained adaptation as the selective propagation of randomly occurring mutations within a… (More)


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@article{Shtulman2006QualitativeDB, title={Qualitative differences between na{\"{i}ve and scientific theories of evolution.}, author={Andrew Shtulman}, journal={Cognitive psychology}, year={2006}, volume={52 2}, pages={170-94} }