Evolution Evolving

  • Thomas O. Fox


A significant achievement in this century is that evolution itself has evolved. What began as a specialized theory intended to explain the ancestry of different biological species and geological change has become a pervasive term in the language of science. Along with the usual questions accompanying observations, descriptions, definitions, and mechanisms, questions about origins and evolution have become integral aspects of virtually all fields. Several interpretations of Darwinian evolution state that selected genes mediate evolution. Progress has been made in formulating, describing, and defining the concept of the gene. Many people have tried to fit genetic concepts into their understanding of biological processes and their evolutionary intuition.


Genetic Level Adjacent Level Emergent System Genetic Concept Marketing Season 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas O. Fox
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  1. 1.Department of NeuropathologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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