Paper abstract

Title
Evolution: Limited & predictable or unbounded & lawless?

Authors
Wim Hordijk

Reference
Biological Theory 11(4):187-191, 2016.

Abstract
In this brief commentary I compare and contrast two different views of evolution: one of limited (convergent) evolution and mathematical predictability, and one of unbounded diversity and no entailing laws. Clearly these opposing views cannot both be true at the same time. Their disagreement seems to rest on different underlying assumptions, and the challenge is to see if they can be reconciled.

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