The Emergence of Simple Ecologies of Skill: A Hypercycle Approach to Economic Organization

@inproceedings{Padgett1996TheEO,
  title={The Emergence of Simple Ecologies of Skill: A Hypercycle Approach to Economic Organization},
  author={John F. Padgett},
  year={1996}
}
  • John F. Padgett
  • Published 1996
  • Biology
  • Buss (1987) and Fontana and Buss (1994) have cogently argued that biology's Modern Synthesis of genetics and Darwinian evolution achieved its impressive advances at the cost of eliding a crucial middle step---the existence of organism (or, more generally, of organization). The distribution of genetic alleles is shaped by selection pressures on the phenotypical "carriers" of those alleles. But the existence of phenotype itself is never explained. As Fontana and Buss themselves put it: "A theory… CONTINUE READING

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