Leigh Van Valen has died

Leigh Van Valen invented the Red Queen Hypothesis, which describes evolutionary arms races. John Wilson reports:

Leigh Van Valen, the originator of the “Red Queen Hypothesis” and a proponent of the Ecological Species Concept, died yesterday, John Hawks is reporting.

The comments are full of reminiscences. Prof. Van Valen was obviously a generous man and a character. He will be missed.

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