The objects of selection.

  • Ernst Mayr
  • Published 1997 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…


One of the most basic questions of evolutionary biology is what objects are being selected in the process of natural selection? Lloyd (1) found nearly 200 references to books and papers by biologists and philosophers, beginning with Darwin, that treated this question, ‘‘and these represent just a fraction of the literature on the topic,’’ she reports… (More)


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