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Andreas Wagner
Professor, Institute of Evolutionary Biology/Environmental Studies, University of Zurich; Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico
Andreas Wagner is a professor in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies at the University of Zurich and at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. His latest book is Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution’s Greatest Puzzle (2014).

Written by Andreas Wagner

Essay/
Evolution
Possible creatures

It seemed Darwin had banished biological essences – yet evolution would fail without nature’s library of Platonic forms

Andreas Wagner