Evolutionary biology, in contrast with physics and chemistry, is a historical science, the evolutionist attempts to explain events and processes that have already taken place. Laws and experiments are inappropriate techniques for the explication of such events and processes. Instead one constructs a historical narrative, consisting of a tentative reconstruction of the particular scenario that led to the events one is trying to explain.
All models are wrong, but some are useful.
[George E. P. Box]
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Previous and present employes | place of work
University of Gießen •
Germany, Institut for Biology, University of Leipzig •
United Kingdom, Natural History Museum London •
Italy, Sardinia, Cala Gonone, Protec Sardinia •
Germany , ZFMK Bonn, Center for Molecular Biodiversity •
Germany, ZFMK Bonn, Germany University of Bonn •