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Evolution and Chance

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posted on 14.01.2020, 13:31 authored by Charles PenceCharles Pence
In this Darwin Day talk, I consider the question of the role of chance in evolution by analyzing its history. What did Darwin say was going on in cases where we now consider the influence of chance to be essential? And what did the historical biologists who were the first to introduce statistics and probability into evolution say about what they were doing?