Improbable Destinies: How Predictable is Evolution?

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A dazzling tour of evolution in action that sheds light on one of the greatest debates in scienceThe natural world is full of fascinating instances of convergence: phenomena like eyes and wings and tree-climbing lizards that have evolved independently, multiple times. Convergence suggests that evolution is predictable, and if we could replay the tape of life, we would get the same outcome. But there are also many examples of contingency, cases where the tiniest change - a random mutation or an ancient butterfly sneeze - ...

Improbable Destinies: How Predictable is Evolution? 2017, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9780241201923

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