SELECTION AND EXPLANATION
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Explanations appealing to natural selection have an unusual and prima facie paradoxical feature. While we may explain general truths using such explanations, those explanations do not transfer to the particular instances of those general truths. Thus natural selection and the selective advantage of speed in escaping predators can explain why healthy, normal, adult gazelles can run fast.
KeywordsGeneral Truth Stick Insect General Proposition Selection Explanation White Object
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