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    • Body size and fitness in plants: Revisiting the selection consequences of competition 

      Aarssen, Lonnie (Elsevier, 2015)
      Having capacity for a relatively large plant body size is usually regarded as a key functional trait associated with success under competition between resident species within natural vegetation. This traditional ...
    • Darwinism and Meaning 

      Aarssen, Lonnie (Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, 2010)
      Darwinism presents a paradox. It discredits the notion that one’s life has any intrinsic meaning, yet it predicts that we are designed by Darwinian natural selection to generally insist that it must—and so necessarily ...
    • Not my brother’s keeper: A thought experiment for Hamilton’s rule. 

      Aarssen, Lonnie (Elsevier, 2009)
      The now popular ‘selfish gene’ view defines evolutionary fitness at the gene levele in terms of the number of gene copies residing in future generations (or propelled from previous generations). Yet, most current biology ...
    • Will empathy save us? 

      Aarssen, Lonnie (2013)
      Recent prescriptions for rescuing civilization from collapse involve extending our human capacity for empathy to a global scale. This is a worthy goal, but several indications leave grounds for cautious optimism at best. ...