Quantum Evolution

NewScientist No. 2794 8 Jan. 2011, p 28.

This notes the effect of epigenetics on the variability/uncertainty of inheritence, notes the benefits of this for populations in surviving sudden changes in the environment, and speculates (as did Smuts, below) that this could have come about due to natural selection. That is, under natural selection organisms avoid over-adaptation as long as they are subject to harsh enough and frequent enough shocks.

See Also

Smuts’ Holism and Evolution, Peter Allen

David Marsay


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Mathematician with an interest in 'good' reasoning.

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