The Structure of Evolutionary Theory : on Stephen Jay Gould's Monumental Masterpiece

@article{Ayala2005TheSO,
  title={The Structure of Evolutionary Theory : on Stephen Jay Gould's Monumental Masterpiece},
  author={Francisco Jos{\'e} Ayala},
  journal={Theology and Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={117 - 97}
}
  • F. Ayala
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Biology
  • Theology and Science
Stephen Jay Gould's monumental The Structure of Evolutionary Theory “attempts to expand and alter the premises of Darwinism, in order to build an enlarged and distinctive evolutionary theory … while remaining within the tradition, and under the logic, of Darwinian argument.” The three branches or “fundamental principles of Darwinian logic” are, according to Gould: agency (natural selection acting on individual organisms), efficacy (producing new species adapted to their environments), and scope… 
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