Genetic Evolution

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

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 two ... 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
... 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 ...
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 ... published some of the first theoretical work that adapted principles of evolutionary theory to the evolution of cultures ... In that year Richard Dawkins's The Selfish Gene introduced ideas of cultural evolution to a popular audience ...
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 survive and pass on its genes to the next ... believed to be consequential to human evolution ... This resulted in the acceleration of environmental, behavioral and genetic modifications ...
Biocultural Evolution - Criticisms
... to be so "different" 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 Holland to design the genetic ...

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)

    What strikes many twin researchers now is not how much identical twins are alike, but rather how different they are, given the same genetic makeup....Multiples don’t walk around in lockstep, talking in unison, thinking identical thoughts. The bond for normal twins, whether they are identical or fraternal, is based on how they, as individuals who are keenly aware of the differences between them, learn to relate to one another.
    Pamela Patrick Novotny (20th century)