Adaptationist Claims – Conceptual Problems
Published Online: 25 APR 2001
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Horvath, C. D. 2001. Adaptationist Claims – Conceptual Problems. eLS.
- Published Online: 25 APR 2001
Adaptationism is the name for a general approach in evolutionary biology that emphasizes the importance of natural selection above all other evolutionary processes. In 1978, Gould and Lewontin published a now classic critique of adaptationism, launching a fierce debate about both the empirical and conceptual adequacy of this approach.
- natural selection