Genetic Evolution

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

Evolutionary Psychologists - Major Areas of Research - Evolution and Culture
... 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
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... adapted principles of evolutionary theory to the evolution of cultures ... 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 ... merely as an aspect of the human phenotype and are not believed to be consequential to human evolution ... in the acceleration of environmental, behavioral and genetic modifications ...
Biocultural Evolution - Criticisms
... 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) genetic evolution is also affected ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the words evolution and/or genetic:

    The more specific idea of evolution now reached is—a change from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity, accompanying the dissipation of motion and integration of matter.
    Herbert Spencer (1820–1903)

    Man is not merely the sum of his masks. Behind the shifting face of personality is a hard nugget of self, a genetic gift.... The self is malleable but elastic, snapping back to its original shape like a rubber band. Mental illness is no myth, as some have claimed. It is a disturbance in our sense of possession of a stable inner self that survives its personae.
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947)