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I will assume the simplest kind of interaction among members of a species, in which matings are modeled on collisions.

Wimsatt, William C. 1987. “False Models as Means to Truer Theories”, in Matthew H. Nitecki and Antoni Hoffman (Eds), Neutral Models in Biology, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 23–55. Reprinted in his Re-Engineering Philosophy for Limited Beings: Piecewise Approximations to Reality, Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, 2007, pp. 94–132. [PDF]