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Just out in Biology & Philosophy: “Beyond networks: mechanism and process in evo-devo,” the first publication from a wonderfully productive collaboration with philosopher James DiFrisco.

researchgate.net/publication/33…

link.springer.com/article/10.100…

#philsci #evodevo
This paper should be of interest well beyond the field of #evodevo. Our argument applies equally to network-based explanations in systems biology. /1
The main point is that static representations of regulatory networks do *not* provide causal-mechanistic explanations for metabolic, physiological, developmental, behavioural, or other complex phenotypes. /2
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A special symposium #EvoDevo19 honored Dr. Günter Wagner for his leadership & service to our profession, especially as Journal of Experimental Zoology editor-in-chief . To show our appreciate of his contributions to #evodevo, here are some books & papers we like!
Landmark paper with Lee Altenberg in 1996 in Evolution is a must read!

Complex Adaptations and the Evolution of Evolvability
jstor.org/stable/2410639 (read online free)
FYI, Laura Nuño de la Rosa used a co-citation analysis to show that Wagner & Altenberg (1996), Houle (1992), and Kirschner & Gerhart (1998), were the three key papers that made "evolvability" into a "true research front"

Computing the Extended Synthesis: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.10…
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