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    “…Bergmann’s rule is a “just-so” story and should be relegated to teaching and scholarship about the history of science. …”
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    “…The tendency to place function above everything else has characterized some of the historical biological literature as a series of ‘Just-So’ stories that provided untested explanations for individual features of an organism. …”
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    by Kocher, Charles D., Dill, Ken A.
    Published 2023
    “…It is antithermodynamic, driving away from equilibrium; it has persisted for 3.5 billion years; and its target, fitness, can seem like “Just So” stories. For insights, we make a computational model. …”
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    by Saad, Gad
    Published 2020
    “…Many detractors of evolutionary psychology (EP) presume that adaptive arguments are nothing more than whimsical and unfalsifiable just-so stories. The reality though is that the epistemology of EP is precisely the opposite of this antiquated canard in that it fixes the evidentiary threshold much higher than is typically achieved by most scientists. …”
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    by Litwin, Piotr, Miłkowski, Marcin
    Published 2020
    “…To make matters worse, PP‐based models are seldom empirically validated, and they are frequently offered as mere just‐so stories. The large number of PP‐based models is thus not evidence of theoretical progress in unifying perception, action, and cognition. …”
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    by Torday, J.S., Rehan, V.K.
    Published 2009
    “…Ultimately, it will form the basis for predictive medicine and molecular bioethics, rather than merely showing associations between genes and pathology, which is an unequivocal Just So Story. In this new age of genomics, our reach must exceed our grasp.…”
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    “…These results highlight the danger of the elegant and intuitive “just-so story” in evolutionary biology.…”
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