Testing Adaptationism: A Comment on Orzack and Sober

@article{Brandon1996TestingAA,
  title={Testing Adaptationism: A Comment on Orzack and Sober},
  author={R. Brandon and M. Rausher},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1996},
  volume={148},
  pages={189 - 201}
}
One of the most heated areas of controversy within contemporary evolutionary biology concerns adaptationism and the importance of natural selection relative to other evolutionary factors. Because these debates sometimes eem to be more ideological than scientific, Orzack and Sober's (1994) recent suggestion about how to test adaptationism is likely to be well received. However, as we will show, both their statement of the hypothesis of adaptationism and their method of testing it are seriously… Expand
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