Natural selection for adaptedness
probably caused cold resistance in high-altitude Peruvian maize, resistance to rust (caused by Puccinia sorghi Schw.) in high-altitude Mexican maize, resistance to leaf blight (caused by Helminthosporium spp.) in tropical Colombian maize, and long mesocotyls of certain Hopi maize cultivars (Mangelsdorf, 1974).
successes of adaptedness
and the establishment of the reaction type.
The results pertain to topics dealing with the distribution of genotypes across the landscape, niche breadth, the effects of a changing climate on adaptedness
of populations, and reforestation in a variable climate.
Just as the nature and proper role of the political entity cannot be comprehended without understanding the individuals it ultimately serves (failing this, regimes devolve into unstable tyranny), so too the nature of species cannot be grasped apart from seeing them in terms of the individual organisms whose adaptedness
The absolute performance level for any trait is bound to be tied to a perplexing array of environmental variables such as temperature, food quality, and density, as well as the degree of adaptedness
of the population to the particular conditions used for measurement.
Different variations will be transmitted at different rates depending upon their adaptedness
to the locally prevailing circumstances (which is what selection means).
The legal system thus functions on the basis of an approximate adaptedness
of contemporary motivational patterns and normative self-understandings to the individualizing logic of expertly determined categories of individual motive and competence.
In the parlance of modern evolutionary psychology, these would be "domain specific algorithms" (or modules) showing a high degree of design adaptedness
- perhaps we should always talk of "moral senses" in the plural.
The mind was geared to solve those problems in optimally efficient ways in a relatively stable hunter-gatherer ecology--the "environment of evolutionary adaptedness
," or EEA.
Health and adaptedness
. Theoretical Medicine, 14, 295-303.
If having the mental machinery to solve a particular information processing task would have been adaptive for our ancestors (i.e., if the hypothesized phenotype fits the formal definition of an adaptation; see Table 1), and if further (empirical) tests reveal that performance is enhanced in modern humans when information is presented in a format that would have been likely in the environment of evolutionary adaptedness
(EEA; that is, the ancestral environment), then the mental machinery responsible for solving the task can be considered to be a bona fide mental module.