Whence Clocks?

April 16, 2012, 8:01 am by Scientific American: Mind and Brain

This post about the origin, evolution and adaptive function of biological clocks originated as a paper for a class, in 1999 I believe. I reprinted it here in December 2004, as a third part of a four-part post (the fourth part contains all the references). Later, I re-posted it here in 2005 and here in 2009. Thus, some of the information is out of date, the writing is still very ‘academic’, but main points still stand, I think/hope. III. Whence Clocks? [More]


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