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Inevitable Humans or Improbable Destinies? Reflections on Darwin, Dawkins, Conway Morris and the selectionist/adaptionist fallacy

Frank W Nicholas
September 2018
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In this article, sparked by the publication last year of Improbable Destinies by Jonathan B. Losos, Frank Nicholas argues that both Richard Dawkins and Simon Conway Morris are in danger of misinterpreting Darwin by placing too much emphasis on natural selection and adaptation, and too little emphasis on non-adaptive evolutionary forces.