Waddington’s Unfinished Critique of Neo-Darwinian Genetics: Then and Now

@article{Wilkins2008WaddingtonsUC,
  title={Waddington’s Unfinished Critique of Neo-Darwinian Genetics: Then and Now},
  author={Adam S. Wilkins},
  journal={Biological Theory},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={224-232}
}
  • A. Wilkins
  • Published 1 September 2008
  • Biology
  • Biological Theory
C.H. Waddington is today remembered chiefly as a Drosophila developmental geneticist who developed the concepts of “canalization” and “the epigenetic landscape.” In his lifetime, however, he was widely perceived primarily as a critic of Neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory. His criticisms of Neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory were focused on what he saw as unrealistic, “atomistic” models of both gene selection and trait evolution. In particular, he felt that the Neo-Darwinians badly neglected the… 

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