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Dispute between Dawkins and Gould

  1. May 8, 2005 #1
    Hey guys

    What was, in effect, the main dispute between Dawkins and Gould?

    Thank you
    Aychamo
     
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  3. May 8, 2005 #2

    James R

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    As I understand it, the main disputes were:

    * whether punctuated equilibrium (Gould's idea) is fundamentally different from gradualism, or not.
    * whether mainstream evolutionists such as Dawkins were paying too little attention to non-adaptive evolutionary processes (Gould's "spandrels", also called exaptations), or not.

    There were probably other points of disagreement, too.
     
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