Dimension reduction projection and our perception of evolution
Brownian motion, Evolution, pattern recognition, projection pursuit, punctuated equilibria
Journal of Mathematical Biology
The evolution of a species can be viewed as a trajectory in multidimensional space. What we perceive is only a low dimensional projection from the total dimensionality necessary to fully describe a species. Motivated by the phenomenon of punctuated equilibria, it is shown that there are projections of gradualistic evolution which will have a punctuated character. However, whether our eyes and minds would choose such a projection of the total phenotype is not resolved. © 1985 Springer-Verlag.
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Campbell, R. B., "Dimension reduction projection and our perception of evolution" (1985). Faculty Publications. 4777.