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Niches, Red Queens, and Ecological Structure

I was struck the other day by a theme that Richard Lewontin pulls out in a long discussion of the concept of “adaptation” in Scientific American.1 Two common ways of talking about evolution, he argues, wind up embroiling us in a fallacious way of talking about the environment.

  1. Unfortunately, this article is behind a paywall. At the time of posting, this link points to a copy hosted elsewhere.