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Optimization of inclusive fitness.

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The first fully explicit argument is given that broadly supports a widespread belief among whole-organism biologists that natural selection tends to lead to organisms acting as if maximizing their inclusive fitness. The use of optimization programs permits a clear statement of what this belief should be understood to mean, in contradistinction to the common mathematical presumption that it should be formalized as some kind of Lyapunov or even potential function. The argument reveals new detai...

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10.1016/j.jtbi.2005.06.009

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
Journal of theoretical biology
Volume:
238
Issue:
3
Pages:
541-563
Publication date:
2006-02-05
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EISSN:
1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
URN:
uuid:7bee8fc8-07d4-4243-9068-b16cc584c792
Source identifiers:
209738
Local pid:
pubs:209738

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