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The simplest formal argument for fitness optimization.

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The Formal Darwinism Project aims to provide a formal argument linking population genetics to fitness optimization, which of necessity includes defining fitness. This bridges the gulf between those biologists who assume that natural selection leads to something close to fitness optimization and those biologists who believe on theoretical grounds that there is no sense of fitness that can usefully be said to be optimized. The current paper's main objective is to provide a careful mathematical ...

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10.1007/s12041-008-0064-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Journal of genetics
Volume:
87
Issue:
4
Pages:
421-433
Publication date:
2008-12-05
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EISSN:
0973-7731
ISSN:
0022-1333
URN:
uuid:00a5099f-5485-400a-869d-ae84db98a416
Source identifiers:
209845
Local pid:
pubs:209845

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