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Evolution - Readings

 I have some of these in pdf format, which you can download at your leisure. If you have difficulties downloading them or printing them, try the library. If you scan or find pdf versions of the rest, feel free to reciprocate the favour. Some are long, some are short; all are thought-provoking.


Amabile-Cuevas, C. F. 2003. New antibiotics and new disease resistance. Am. Sci. 91: 138-149

Amlen, S. T., Wrege, P. H., and Demonf, N. J. 1995. Making decisions in the family: an evolutionary perspective. Am. Sci. 83: 148-157.Futuyma, D. J. 1983. Science on trial. The case for evolution, pp 197-228 (link).

Darwin, 1859. The origin of the species. Recapitulation and conclusion (link)

Dawkins. R. 1986. The blind watchmaker. Chapter 9. Puncturing punctuationism. pp. 223-252. Longman Scientific and Technical. Essex. (pdf)

deDuve, C. 1995. The beginnings of life on earth. Am. Sci. 83: 428-437.(link, courtesy of Chelsea Anchikoski)

Eldredge, N. and  Gould, S. J. 1972. Punctuated equilibria: an alternative to phyletic gradualism. In Schopf, T. J. M. (ed.)  Models in Paleobiology (pdf)

Felsestein, J. 1985. Phylogenies and the comparative method. Am. Nat. 125: 1-15.

Ganetzky, B. 2000. Tracking down a cheating gene. Am. Sci. 88: 128-135 (link, courtesy of Jennifer Rende).

Gould, S. J. 1980. Henís teeth and horses toes. Evolution as fact and theory (pdf).

Gould S. J. and Lewontin, R. C. 1979. The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm: a critique of the adaptationism programme. PRSLB 205-581-598 (link).

Grant, P. R. 1981. Speciation and the adaptive radiation of Darwinís finches. Am.  Sci. 69: 653-663.

Grant, P. R. and Grant, B. R. 2002. Adaptive radiation of Darwinís finches. Am.  Sci.  90: 130-139.

Lazcano, A. and Miller, S. l. 1996. The origin and early evolution of life: prebiotic chemistry, the pre-RNA world, and time. Cell 85: 793-798 (pdf file, courtesy of C. Anchikoski).

Lozano, G.A. 2008. Obesity and sexually selected anorexia nervosa. Medical Hypotheses 71: 933-940 (link).

Lozano, G.A. 2009. The other side of the coin: intersexual selection and the expression of emotions to signal youth or maturity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32(5): 398-399 (link).

Lozano, G.A. 2010. Evolutionary explanations in medicine: how do they differ and how to benefit from them. Medical Hypotheses 71(4): 746-749 (link)

Morey, D. F. 1995. The early evolution of the domestic dog. In Slatkin, M. Exploring evolutionary biology: readings from American scientist. QH 3662.2.E96.

Pinker, S. 1997. How the mind works. Chapter 7. Family values. Pp. 426-493 (pdf).

Plutchik, R. 2001. The nature of emotions. Am. Sci. 89: 334-350

Queller, D. C . 1995. The spaniels of St. Marx and the panglossian paradox: a critique of a rethorical programme. QRB 70:  485-489 (link)

Stanford, C. B. 1995. Chimpanzee hunting behaviour and human evolution. Am. Sci. 83: 256-261 (link, courtesy of Tamara Yagos)Webster, R. G. and Walker, E. J. 2003. Influenza. Am. Sci. 91: 122-129

Williams, G. C., 1966. Adaptation and natural selection. pp. 20-31 (link).

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