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Laws of Nature and Laws of Ecology
Mark Colyvan and Lev R. Ginzburg
Vol. 101, No. 3 (Jun., 2003), pp. 649-653
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3547795
Page Count: 5
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We address the question of whether there are laws in ecology. Although there has been a great deal of recent interest in this topic, much of the relevant debate has been conducted under some common misconceptions about what laws of nature are. Once these misconceptions are cleared up, the case for ecology having laws is much stronger. Indeed, we suggest that the case for laws in ecology is no better or worse than the case for laws in physics.
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