Swenson, R., 1997. "Evolutionary Theory Developing: The Problem(s) With Darwin's Dangerous Idea," Ecological Psychology, 9(1), 47-96, 1997.
Paper Outline (Section Headings):
Old Dualist Deductions in New Packaging
Dennett's Darwinian Pedigree, "Whig" History, and the Evolution Revolution
What Was Darwin's Idea?
The Idea of Evolution
The Fecundity Principle, the Idea of Natural Selection, and the Core of Darwinian Theory
The Idea(s) That Evolution is an Algorithmic Process, or That We Are All Descended From Algorithms, or That All Agency and Meaning Come Into the Universe With Algorithms, Was/Were Not Darwin's Ideas
Darwin Did Not Say "Give Me Mere Order And I Will Give You Design"
Algorithmic Processes Have Been Produced By Evolution, But Evolution Is Not An Algorithmic Process
Laws, rules, and the modeler's fallacy
Life Is Autocatakinetic, Not Algorithmic (Your Grandmother's Grandmother Was Not A "Macro")
Life as metabolic
Invoking Algorithms to 'Explain the Active Agency in the Universe" Is Illegitimate Teleology
The myth of the selfish replicator
The function of DNA (like the words on this page) depends on its inactivity
The "memic theory of mind"
The Idea That Evolution Is for the Benefit of Potentially Immortal Replicators Is False for a Number of Reasons
Life at its terrrestrial foundations is a planetary prokaryotic process.
Living Things as Things That "Defy the Laws of Physics"
The First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics
Boltzmann's Hypothesis of the Second Law as a Law of Disorder: Why "Organic Evolution" Was Thought to Negate "Physical Evolution"
The Law of Maximum Entropy Production or Why the World is in the Order Production Business
Returning to the balance equation of the second law, and making the implicit explicit for the first part of a two-part answer
The law of maximum entropy production-dissolving the postulates of incommensurability
From extension to intension
It Is the Situational Logic That Needs Explaining