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The Meaning of Adaptive Landscapes

Massimo Pigliucci and Jonathan Kaplan have written a book on evolutionary theory. Check out Massimo’s description on his blog. But it’s not all masturbatory philosophy — these guys understand the science. Here’s Massimo describing their treatment of adaptive landscapes:

Incorrect Guide to Science

The Panda’s Thumb is compiling a chapter by chapter rebuttal of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design. This book is part of a series of shoddy academic endeavors that includes The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History; they could remove the word “politically” from the cover and capture a more accurate representation…

Developmental Genetics Comes to Life

During the early part of the twentieth century, biological research was somewhat disjointed. Naturalists studied organisms and populations in the wild; geneticists were working out the mechanisms of heredity; and other researchers were figuring out how animals develop from a fertilized egg to an adult. One important union occurred when the naturalists and geneticists came…