ESPESSET, David Loys
Biology / Medicine
December 14, 2019
Biological evolution – Darwinism – Red Queen Hypothesis – Co-evolution – Convergence – Evolutionary ecology – Laws of nature
In evolutionary sciences, the Red Queen Hypothesis deals with extinction rates over geological time. In this article, I propose a critical reflexion on this hypothesis, because some implications or metaphorical applications of the hypothesis might be considered as misinterpretations of evolutionary facts. I review various scientific interpretations of evolution and their relationship with the Red Queen Hypothesis. Eventually, I propose to rename it, to correct past misinterpretations and avoid new ones.