In my exchange with Vox, I've used the gloss TENS to stand for the 'Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection.' But it would be a mistake to think that evolutionary theory as a whole is defined exclusively this way.

John Wilkins, as is his habit, says much that it thought-provoking in a survey of speciation theories. He's even provided a graphic to make sense of the relative emphasis of each.


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Anonymous said...

The descriptions of different theories of speciation was interesting, but I was struck by this concluding statement:

"So that's why I say species aren't theoretical objects, but are phenomenal ones."

It explains a lot for me.