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Arrival of the Fittest How Nature Innovates

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ISBN-10: 1617230219

ISBN-13: 9781617230219

Edition: N/A

Authors: Andreas Wagner

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“Natural selection can preserve innovations, but it cannot create them. Nature’s many innovations—some uncannily perfect—call for natural principles that accelerate life’s ability to innovate.”Darwin’s theory of natural selection explains how useful adaptations are preserved over time. But the biggest mystery about evolution eluded him. As genetics pioneer Hugo de Vries put it, “natural selection may explain the survival of the fittest, but it cannot explain the arrival of the fittest.”Can random mutations over a mere 3.8 billion years really be responsible for wings, eyeballs, knees, camouflage, lactose digestion, photosynthesis, and the rest of nature’s creative marvels? And if the answer…    
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/6/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.40" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English