Science & Education

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 279–292

Regulatory Evolution and Theoretical Arguments in Evolutionary Biology

Authors

    • Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Bristol
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11191-011-9378-8

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Ioannidis, S. Sci & Educ (2013) 22: 279. doi:10.1007/s11191-011-9378-8

Abstract

The cis-regulatory hypothesis is one of the most important claims of evolutionary developmental biology. In this paper I examine the theoretical argument for cis-regulatory evolution and its role within evolutionary theorizing. I show that, although the argument has some weaknesses, it acts as a useful example for the importance of current scientific debates for science education.

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