The synthetic theory of evolution: general problems and the German contribution to the synthesis

  title={The synthetic theory of evolution: general problems and the German contribution to the synthesis},
  author={W. Reif and T. Junker and U. Ho{\ss}feld},
  journal={Theory in Biosciences},
  • W. Reif, T. Junker, U. Hoßfeld
  • Published 2000
  • Computer Science
  • Theory in Biosciences
  • SummaryA metatheoretical and historiographical re-analysis of the Evolutionary Synthesis (the process) and the Synthetic Theory (the result) leads to the following conclusion: The Synthetic Theory is not a reductionistic, but rather a structuralistic theory with a limited range of relevant hierarchical levels. Historically the Synthesis was not a sudden event but a rational long-term project carried out between 1930 and 1950 by a large number of biologists in several countries. In the second… CONTINUE READING
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