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- n. A scientist working in the field of evolutionary biology.
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The higher-level selection that improves evolvability would be of the kind that the great American evolutionary biologist George C. Williams called ‘clade selection’.
Although I’m sure they would disapprove, I think a felicitous image can be borrowed from a well-known paper by the late evolutionary biologist Stephen J. Gould and the Harvard geneticist Richard Lewontin entitled “The Spandrels of San Marco.”
The eminent evolutionary biologist John Maynard Smith, who died in 2004, addressed this point over thirty years ago and reached an important conclusion.