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Formal Darwinism, the individual-as-maximizing-agent analogy and bet-hedging

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The central argument of The origin of species was that mechanical processes (inheritance of features and the differential reproduction they cause) can give rise to the appearance of design. The 'mechanical processes' are now mathematically represented by the dynamic systems of population genetics, and the appearance of design by optimization and game theory in which the individual plays the part of the maximizing agent. Establishing a precise individual-as-maximizing-agent (IMA) analogy for a...

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10.1098/rspb.1999.0708

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES More from this journal
Volume:
266
Issue:
1421
Pages:
799-803
Publication date:
1999-04-22
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1471-2970
ISSN:
0962-8452
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English
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2013-11-16

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