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Modernizing the Modern Synthesis

Wallace, Rodrick (2010) Modernizing the Modern Synthesis. [Preprint]


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The Modern Evolutionary Synthesis formalizes the role of variation, heredity, differential reproduction, and mutation in population genetics. Here we explore a mathematical structure, based on the asymptotic limit theorems of communication theory, that instantiates the punctuated dynamic relations of organisms with their embedding environments, including the possibility of the transfer of heritage information between different classes of organisms. In essence, we provide something of a formal roadmap for the modernization of the Modern Synthesis.

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Item Type: Preprint
Wallace, Rodrick
Keywords: Endosymbiosis, Environment, Evolution, Genetics, Information theory, Modern Synthesis, Resilience
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Depositing User: Rodrick Wallace
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:19
Item ID: 5404
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Date: June 2010

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