Reconsidering the logical structure of the theory of natural selection

@inproceedings{Hunt2014ReconsideringTL,
  title={Reconsidering the logical structure of the theory of natural selection},
  author={Tam Hunt},
  booktitle={Communicative & integrative biology},
  year={2014}
}
Natural selection has been criticized as a tautology. This would be a major problem for evolutionary biology, if true, because tautological statements can't be falsified and, therefore, can't be scientific. There is merit to this critique insofar as the theory of natural selection is indeed generally described in a tautological manner. However, natural selection can be described non-tautologically if we're careful. Natural selection should be defined as the theory that attempts to predict and… CONTINUE READING