- Derived from material first presented
in a series of three rather indigestible essays, previously available
only in the form of internal technical reports (McMullin
1992a, 1992b, 1992c).
3rd. European Conference on Artificial Life, 4-6 June 1995,
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(McMullin 1992a, Section 3);
cf. "Darwinian actor" (Gould 1982).
- By implication,
we are here talking exclusively
about "Darwinian adaptations" : that is, "adaptations"
brought about by Darwinian evolution.
- There is, of course, never any guarantee that Darwinian evolution will lead to increases in
"adaptation" - unless one wishes to interpret "adaptation"
in such a way as to fall victim to one of the infamous Darwinian
tautologies (McMullin 1992b, Sections 3.1, 5.1).
- Note that I
use the word in a probabilistic sense
(McMullin 1992a, Section 6.1).
- I do sincerely regret this further
proliferation of prefixes; but it seems to be in the nature of
the problems at hand to demand unusually precise vocabulary.
If you doubt this, I can only point again at the
- That is, it is not generally the case that
such a process would meet all the requirements for selective
displacement to go through; in particular, it may not meet the
requirement of a consistent selective bias (independent
of relative S-lineage size).
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