What is ‘Natural’ in Natural Selection?

Bardapurkar, Abhijeet (2013) What is ‘Natural’ in Natural Selection? [Publications (Pre-joining)]

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To understand Darwin’s concept of natural selection, we have to contrast it with his characterization of artificial selection, and then ask: what is natural in natural selection? While we do this, we develop two distinctions: one between ‘change by transformative action’ and ‘change by selection’, and another between ‘artificial selection’ and ‘natural selection’. The first distinction helps us understand evolution by selection and the second natural selection.

Item Type: Publications (Pre-joining)
Authors: Bardapurkar, Abhijeet
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Understanding causal explanation, organic evolutionary change, natural selection, selection analogy, Charles Darwin.
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Physics
Divisions: Azim Premji University
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/4247
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