The Darwinian Dynamic

  title={The Darwinian Dynamic},
  author={Harris Bernstein and Henry C. Byerly and Frederic A. Hopf and Richard A. Michod and Gopala Krishna Vemulapalli},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  pages={185 - 207}
We argue that the evolution of order in living systems and certain nonliving physical systems obeys a common fundamental principle which we call the Darwinian dynamic. Such ordered systems deviate greatly from the thermodynamic equiprobability rule according to which, for example, all nucleotide sequences of comparable length should be found in roughly equal abundance. We formulate the Darwinian dynamic by first considering how macroscopic order is generated in a simple nonbiological system far… 

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