• Sobrevenidas y exaptación: La ley de la calle

    Author(s):
    José Angel GARCÍA LANDA (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    American Literature, Environmental Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Evolution, Epistemology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Retrospection, Exaptation, Stephen Jay Gould, William Gibson, Evolutionism
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/3fm5-fs56
    Abstract:
    English abstract: A 2005 note on exaptation, a concept coined by Stephen Jay Gould, and its relationship with a famous dictum by William Gibson according to which 'the street finds its own uses for things'. These uses can be studied only retrospectively, not prospectively or intentionally, as they are the products of history and of the contingency of evolution. _______________________________________________________ Spanish abstract: Una nota (de 2005) sobre la exaptación, concepto acuñado por Stephen Jay Gould, y sobre su relación con un dicho famoso de William Gibson según el cual "la calle encuentra sus propios usos para las cosas." Son usos que sólo pueden estudiarse retrospectivamente, y no prospectiva o intencionalmente, pues son productos de una historia y de la contingencia de la evolución.
    Notes:
    Written 2005
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    Published
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