The beanbag lives on

@article{Crow2001TheBL,
  title={The beanbag lives on},
  author={James F. Crow},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={409},
  pages={771-771}
}
  • J. Crow
  • Published 15 February 2001
  • Biology
  • Nature
The purpose of science, says Herbert Simon, “is to find meaningful simplicity in the midst of disorderly complexity”. A real population includes individuals of all ages, some dying, some being born, some choosing mates, some reproducing, some migrating, some simply growing old. And in a sexual population each individual has a different genotype. Keeping track of all these goingson is impractical and not very interesting. Most questions of genetic or evolutionary importance do not require such… 

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