A persistent argument among evolutionary biologists and philosophers revolves around the nature of natural selection. Evolution by Natural Selection: Confidence, Evidence and the Gap explores this argument by using a theory of persistence as an intentional foil to examine ways in which similar theories can be misunderstood. It discusses Charles Dar
Introduction. The Circularity Argument. Resolving the Problem of Circularity. Darwin's Key Argument for Evolution by Natural Selection. Explanation, Causation, and Counterfactuals. Philip Henry Gosse and the Geological Knot. Heritability of Characteristics: The Role of Genetics and Epigenetics. Concluding Remarks.