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Grant Ramsey and Charles H. Pence

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226401744

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226401911.001.0001

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Chance in Evolution from Darwin to Contemporary Biology

Chance in Evolution from Darwin to Contemporary Biology

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(p.1) Introduction Chance in Evolution from Darwin to Contemporary Biology
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Chance in Evolution
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Grant Ramsey

Charles H. Pence

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226401911.003.0001

The roles that the concept of chance plays in understanding the world around us have changed dramatically over the centuries. For many Enlightenment thinkers, for instance, chance was at best an admission of ignorance. Consider Voltaire, who quite forcefully said, “Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.”...

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