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Re: Re: Evolutionary theory and more



>From: egood@vax7.curtin.EDU.AU
> > 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
>"Ecology".

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.
Vertebrate Paleontologist
Dept. of Geology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Email:Thomas_R_HOLTZ@umail.umd.edu (th81)
Fax: 301-314-9661
Phone:301-405-4084