A familiar illustration of co-evolution is the relationship between honey bees and flowers.
Biologists often claim that coevolutionary interactions, as with bees and flowers, can alter the fitness landscape to drive evolutionary changes.
Maybe evolution is just too complicated to model? Or maybe computer simulations have already provided a sufficient demonstration that evolution works as advertised?
Marks’s new book, Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics, makes an important but esoteric-sounding field accessible to the general reader.
The fact that evolution is both important and “controversial” is one reason we strongly favor teaching it thoroughly in high school biology classes.