Genetic Evolution

Some articles on genetic evolution, evolution, genetics, genetic:

Biocultural Evolution - Historical Development
... The idea that human cultures undergo a similar evolutionary process as genetic evolution goes back at least to Darwin In the 1960s, Donald T ... principles of evolutionary theory to the evolution of cultures ... Richard Dawkins's The Selfish Gene introduced ideas of cultural evolution to a popular audience ...
Biocultural Evolution
... Dual inheritance theory (DIT), also known as gene–culture coevolution or biocultural evolution, was developed in the late 1970s and early 1980s to explain how human behavior is a product of ... process, which dual inheritance theorists often describe by analogy to genetic evolution ... Because genetic evolution is relatively well understood, most of DIT examines cultural evolution and the interactions between cultural evolution and genetic evolution ...
Evolutionary Psychologists - Major Areas of Research - Evolution and Culture
... memetics, cultural ecology, and dual inheritance theory (gene-culture co-evolution) ... Memetics is a theory of mental content based on an analogy with evolution, originating from Richard Dawkins' 1976 book The Selfish Gene ... As with genetics, particularly under Dawkins's interpretation, a meme's success may be due to its contribution to the effectiveness of its host ...
Niche Construction - Implications
... Standard evolutionary theory only allows for cultural processes to affect genetic evolution by influencing the individual, and depends on the ability of that individual to ... phenotype and are not believed to be consequential to human evolution ... This resulted in the acceleration of environmental, behavioral and genetic modifications ...
Biocultural Evolution - Criticisms
... from the typical vertical transmission (reproduction) in genetic evolution that it is not evolution ... However, 1)even genetic evolution uses non-vertical transmission through the environmental alteration of the genome during life by acquired circumstance epigenetics, and 2 ... Some argue, cultural evolution does not possess the algorithmic structure of a process that can be modeled in a Darwinian framework as characterized by John von Neumann and used by John ...

Famous quotes containing the words evolution and/or genetic:

    As a natural process, of the same character as the development of a tree from its seed, or of a fowl from its egg, evolution excludes creation and all other kinds of supernatural intervention.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    We cannot think of a legitimate argument why ... whites and blacks need be affected by the knowledge that an aggregate difference in measured intelligence is genetic instead of environmental.... Given a chance, each clan ... will encounter the world with confidence in its own worth and, most importantly, will be unconcerned about comparing its accomplishments line-by-line with those of any other clan. This is wise ethnocentricism.
    Richard Herrnstein (1930–1994)