Various Topics That Lead Up To Our Reading Of The Extended Phenotype

"perfectly adapted for its environment"


"The continental slope, which extends for thousands of miles, gradually descends to the abyssal plain at 3,000 metres. Just occasionally the carcass of a dead whale drops right down to these great depths. With their acute sense of smell, thousands of hagfish are attracted to the carcass and out of nowhere a massive sleeper shark appears. As big as great whites, these are very slow moving sharks, perfectly adapted for a life in these energy deficient waters."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/programmes/tv/blueplanet/programme2.shtml


organisms are not perfectly adapted











local optima









sickle-cell anaemia









Bantu haemoglobin








Bantu haemoglobin










will the super-being survive?














conclusions
















best definition of "fitness"