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Planet Earth

Sewall Wright & the Shifting Balance Theory

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanOctober 24, 2008 12:49 AM

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David's penultimate post on Sewall Wright, Notes on Sewall Wright: The Shifting Balance Theory - Part 1:

Two catch-phrases indissolubly linked with Sewall Wright are the adaptive landscape, and the shifting balance. In preparing my note on Wright's concept of the adaptive landscape I was surprised to discover that Wright himself seldom if ever used this expression. I could not find a single example. I was therefore half-expecting that I would not find any reference to the shifting balance either - and I would have been half-right. Wright did use that term, but not, as far as I can find, until surprisingly late in his long career....

Part 2 coming soon.... Related:Notes on Sewall Wright: the Adaptive Landscape, Notes on Sewall Wright: Migration, Notes on Sewall Wright: Population Size, Notes on Sewall Wright: the Measurement of Kinship, Notes on Sewall Wright: Path Analysis and On Reading Wright.

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