Fitness and Prediction in Evolutionary Theory
presentationposted on 14.01.2020, 13:28 authored by Charles PenceCharles Pence
I argue that both careful conceptual analysis and recent results from mathematical biology cast doubt on the utility of predictive fitness. We have privileged a role for fitness that it in fact is unable to play. Whatever else fitness may be, it is not (or at least is not very) predictive.