Physicist’s view on Darwinian evolution

Evolution isn’t gravity. In order to grasp the seemingly random changes, limit theorems are employed to provide insights on the distribution of fitness. This blog is amazingly stimulating, but really hard to understand for now.

guest post by Matteo Smerlak Biologists like Steven J. Gould like to emphasize that evolution is unpredictable. They have a point: there is absolutely no way an alien visiting the Earth 400 million years ago could have said: Hey, I know what’s gonna happen here. Some descendants of those ugly fish will grow wings and […]

via Statistical Laws of Darwinian Evolution — Azimuth

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