Individual organisms are best thought of as adaptation-executers, not fitness-maximizers.

Posted: 28/11/2010 in Brainy

“Individual organisms are best thought of as adaptation-executers, not fitness-maximizers.”
Its the whole group the one which gets  fitness-optimized, for diverse values of  “adaptation”, “group” and particularly “fitness”, as the emergent property of environment interaction and change in the environment, the individuals, and the groups.

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