El exito replicativo esta a cargo de la adaptedness
, entendida como el estado de estar adaptado (y, por lo tanto, equivalente a la definicion ahistorica de adaptacion o a lo que Gould y Vrba, 1982, llaman aptation o adecuacion).
is the degree of suitability of an organism for its environment, developed over time as a result of selection (Allard, 1999).
morphological characters reflect adaptedness
and that speciation is only
Even more telling, the comparison of the above passage, when read in context, with a similar passage of the same orator's previous year's mercuriale, (17) shows its structural adaptedness
. Before his self-characterization as worn by age, Talon had referred to the traditional usage of cento and to the way the practice had degenerated into plagiarism, the writers no longer quoting in the original language, but trying to pass off translated passages from the Ancients as their own.
Yet researchers broadcast conclusions that make commitments to past natural selection for a given trait when they lack the requisite information about the character of the environment sequences, the lineage of the trait (which variants are original and which are derived over time), related taxa and homologous traits, the relative adaptedness
of those homologues, and so on.
broteroi to pollinators, then one testable prediction emerging from this study would be that the degree of local adaptedness
of flowers and flowering traits to pollinators in this species would be inversely correlated across regions with the mean local incidence of herbivores.
To explain the adaptedness
of languages, the hearer's rather than the speaker's selection seems essential (cf.
Evolution solved problems that were common in the "environment of evolutionary adaptedness
" of the Stone Age hunter-gatherer situation, not of the modem high technology situation (Cosmides and Tooby, 1997).
Consequently, 20-yr height and survival of these populations measure adaptedness
to both the biotic and abiotic environment.
It is the basic, defining fact about species that they act not for their own sake, but for the sake of the ongoing adaptedness
of their constituent organisms.
Gibbon, with his usual accuracy, as if commenting on the Apocalypse, has referred to the physical adaptedness
of the soil of Rome to such an overthrow," and then cites Gibbon's reference to the fact that "the country, which from religious motives, had been chosen for the origin and principle scene of this conflagration, was the best adapted for that purpose by natural and physical causes; by its deep caverns, beds of sulfur, and numerous volcanoes."(131)
And he is critical of evolutionary psychology's tendency to put forward adaptationist explanations of the emotions based on speculation through 'reverse engineering' as to what traits would have been selectionally advantageous in the environment of evolutionary adaptedness
. These explanations are often little better than relatively a priori 'just so' stories: perhaps with a certain amount of intuitive appeal, but untested.