Real-World Probability Books: Evolution

Dawkins, Richard. Climbing Mount Improbable. Norton, 1997.

Like Dawkins other books [e.g. The Selfish Gene] this is a wonderful popular exposition of evolutionary biology. Something every educated person should read, albeit not so strongly relevant to our "predictions of mathematical probability" theme.

Sean B. Carrolli. A Series of Fortunate Events: Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You. Princeton University Press, 2020.

See my review.

Kauffman, Stuart A. The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution. Oxford University Press, 1993.

Author is - and sounds like - the model for the fictional mathematician in Jurassic Park. Ambitious sprawling work studies abstracted math models of different levels of evolution: DNA, proteins, genetic regulatory networks, ecosystems. The math models are interesting as math challenges, but their relevance to real biology is arguable.

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