Reconciling explanations for the evolution of evolvability

  title={Reconciling explanations for the evolution of evolvability},
  author={Bryan Wilder and Kenneth O. Stanley},
  journal={Adaptive Behaviour},
Evolution’s ability to find innovative phenotypes is an important ingredient in the emergence of complexity in nature. A key factor in this capability is evolvability, or the propensity towards phenotypic variation. Numerous explanations for the origins of evolvability have been proposed, often differing in the role that they attribute to adaptive processes. To provide a new perspective on these explanations, experiments in this paper simulate evolution in gene regulatory networks, revealing… CONTINUE READING