The Rise of Chance in Evolutionary Theory
  • Author : Charles Pence
  • Release Date : 06 December 2021
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 13 : 9780323912921
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The Rise of Chance in Evolutionary Theory PDF Summary

The Rise of Chance in Evolutionary Theory: A Pompous Parade of Arithmetic examines the statistical tools and concepts of chance which underlie their applications in natural selection and game theory. The book analyzes the newly recognized relationship between our theoretical apparatus for understanding biological populations and the biological world itself. Over the history of evolutionary biology, including the period from Darwin’s early notebooks in 1830 and the publication of R. A. Fisher’s Genetical Theory of Natural Selection in 1930, the basis of evolutionary theory has transformed to require considerations of mathematics, statistics and chance. This book charts the development of evolutionary theory from its beginnings to today’s advanced knowledge of the primary role of chance in biological processes, making it an ideal resource for evolutionary biologists, researchers and academics in evolution and biological statistics. Analyzes research and assesses how and why these “foundational conclusions were reached by original evolutionary biologists, including Darwin, Galton, Pearson, and more Describes the journey of the role of chance in evolutionary theory and its contemporary understanding Includes assessments of the nature vs. nurture theory and Provine’s history of population genetics



Author : Michael Denton
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Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science

Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science

Author : National Academy of Sciences,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Working Group on Teaching Evolution
Publisher : National Academies Press
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