Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who believes that social phenomena must be explained as adaptations to environment and accounted for by collective causes rather than by individual efforts.
- n. A supporter of adaptationism.
“It is part of what is sometimes called the adaptationist program.”
“This strategy of research ” the so-called adaptationist program ” is the heart of Darwinian biology, and the fervent, singular credo of the ultras.”
“And once again we see that no matter what is observed, there is a Darwinian adaptationist just-so story told by those oblivious to the teleological nature of their own stories.”
“A discussion of exaptation could also lead to a discussion of spandrels in evolution, which gets at the heart of the "pan-adaptationist" viewpoint held by many evolutionary biologists and virtually all ID supporters.”
“I believe that this was Gould's view, which he tempered somewhat to mollify the intensely adaptationist viewpoint taken by the Neo-Darwinian "mainstream".”
“Stephen Jay Gould (along with Richard Lewontin) was also a critic of the pan-adaptationist viewpoint in EB and ID, which is not surprising since he was first and foremost a paleontologist, who (as I mentioned above) had to figure out what the various structures in a fossil were "for" (including, of course, the idea that they were "for" nothing at all).”
“This research demonstrates the utility of examining early-in-the-stream social cognition through the functionalist lens of adaptationist thinking.”
“Lewontin 1979 The spandrels of San Marco and the Panglossian paradigm: a critique of the adaptationist programme.”
“But then, I suspect that if I were a biologist, I would be considered an extreme adaptationist.”
“The dismissal of “junk DNA” never happened in any significant way and even if it did it could only have been between about 1983-1994, and the reason is that adaptationist assumptions led people to expect functions for any DNA that is so abundant.”
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