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Re: Re: Evolutionary theory and more
> > such as the Red Queen, ...
>Red Queen is a reference to Alice Through the Looking Glass.
>In that book the Red Queen said "we have to run as hard as we can just to
>stay in one place". In ecological usage this usually refers to the idea
>of a predator/prey arms race. It *might* be mentioned as such in Ricklef's
In evolutionary biology, "Red Queen" almost always refers to Leigh Van
Valen's 'Red Queen Hypothesis', a series of interrelated theories about
ecological and species evolution under the rules of a zero-sum game.
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742