Fred Bookstein nsIn evolution, Fred Leon Bookstein (1947-) is an American statistician, mathematician, and zoologist noted for his 1983 reaction article “Comment on a ‘Nonequilibrium’ Approach to Evolution”, a criticism of the Brooks-Wiley theory of evolution, in which he argues the following:

Wiley and Brooks misconstrued the meaning of their crucial conceptual borrowings.”

particularly in regard to their conceptually-borrowed terms: entropy-of-information and entropy-of-cohesion.

1. (a) Willey, Edward O. and Brooks, Daniel R. (1982). “Victims of History: a Nonequilibrium Approach to Evolution” (abs), Systematic Zoology, 31:1-24.
(b) Bookstein, Fred L. (1983). “Comment on a ‘Nonequilibrium’ Approach to Evolution” (abs), Systematic Zoology, 32(3): 291-300.
(c) Brooks, Daniel R. and Wiley, Edward O. (1985). “Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics and Evolution: Responses to Bookstein and to Wicken” (abs), Systematic Zoology, 34(1):89-97.

External links
Fred Bookstein (faculty) – University of Michigan.
Bookstein, Fred L. (1947-) – WorldCat Identities.

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