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Fitness and Prediction in Evolutionary Theory

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posted 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.