Darwin-L Message Log 6:102 (February 1994)

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<6:102>From phlkcs@gsusgi2.gsu.edu  Mon Feb 28 08:51:33 1994

Date: Mon, 28 Feb 1994 08:51:46 -0500 (EST)
From: "Kelly C. Smith" <phlkcs@gsusgi2.gsu.edu>
Subject: Re: Structuralism and evolutionary theory
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

  As you probably know, "structuralism" is one of those words that means
many things to many people.  However, there is a school of biologists
that calls itself the "process structuralists".  They are structuralist
in the sense that they believe that there are hidden structures
(generative laws) behind the processes of development and evolution which
explain much of the apparent random variation.  If you are interested, I
review some of the literature in my 1993 "Neo-rationalism vs. Neo-Darwinism",
_Biology and Philosophy_,  7(4), 431-51 (reprints avail.).
Kelly Smith

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