March 1, 2021


When we talk about a “possible variation”, “distribution”, “random drift”, this should tip us off to the usefulness of statsitical models in describing biological population. The mathematics we can use here are extremely useful, amazingly so in many cases. But we need to take caution against treating the model as if it were reality. Many of us are tempted to seek completeness in mathematical modeling, either through formal precision or computational power. Read more

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