Why Darwin would have loved evolutionary game theory

  title={Why Darwin would have loved evolutionary game theory},
  author={Joel s. Brown},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  • Joel s. Brown
  • Published 14 September 2016
  • Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Humans have marvelled at the fit of form and function, the way organisms' traits seem remarkably suited to their lifestyles and ecologies. While natural selection provides the scientific basis for the fit of form and function, Darwin found certain adaptations vexing or particularly intriguing: sex ratios, sexual selection and altruism. The logic behind these adaptations resides in frequency-dependent selection where the value of a given heritable phenotype (i.e. strategy) to an individual… 

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