Thermodynamics and the conceptual structure of evolutionary theory.


Thermodynamics and evolutionary theory have spent most of their shared history in adversarial relationship to one another. The point of this paper is to consider some qualitative ways in which thermodynamics can enrich both the theory and epistemology of evolution. The "autonomy of biology" posture in evolutionary theory hangs on the supposed uniqueness of… (More)


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@article{Wicken1985ThermodynamicsAT, title={Thermodynamics and the conceptual structure of evolutionary theory.}, author={Janice Wicken}, journal={Journal of theoretical biology}, year={1985}, volume={117 3}, pages={363-83} }