Author: Russell BondurianskyPublish On: 2020-04-14
In chapters 1 (“How to Construct an Organism”) and 2 (“Heredity from First Principles”), we explain why the classic framework is overly narrow, and why we believe that an extended concept of heredity is necessitated by universal ...
Author: Russell Bonduriansky
Publisher: Princeton University Press
There is much more to heredity than genes For much of the twentieth century it was assumed that genes alone mediate the transmission of biological information across generations and provide the raw material for natural selection. Yet, it's now clear that genes are not the only basis of heredity. In Extended Heredity, evolutionary biologists Russell Bonduriansky and Troy Day explore the latest research showing that what happens during our lifetimes—and even our parents' and grandparents' lifetimes—can influence the features of our descendants. Based on this evidence, Bonduriansky and Day develop an extended concept of heredity that upends ideas about how traits can and cannot be transmitted across generations, opening the door to a new understanding of inheritance, evolution, and even human health.
EXTENDED INHERITANCE MECHANISMS OF TRANSMISSIONS: FOUR INHERITANCE SYSTEMS Eva Jablonka and Marion Lamb propelled the idea of epigenetic inheritance to prominence with their provocative title Epigenetic Inheritance and Evolution: The ...
Author: Danielle Sulikowski
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Category: Evolutionary psychology
The computational theory of mind, which views the brain as an information processor that operates on cognitive representations, is central to modern cognitive psychology and is the dominant perspective from which brain function is conceptualized and studied. Evolutionary Psychology (EP) is the application of evolutionary theory to understanding human behaviour and cognition. Unlike other core Psychology topic areas (such as Personality, Learning or Developmental Psychology), however, EP is not defined by the subset of psychological phenomena it seeks to describe and understand. It is instead defined by a specific meta-theoretical perspective, from which it seeks to (potentially) explain all psychological phenomena. The central question posed by this volume is whether this over-arching nature provides an opportunity for evolutionary approaches to offer an alternative meta-theoretical perspective to the information processing / representational view of brain function and behavior.
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“ You limit free - will in the proportion that you extend heredity . ” Answer : Free - will and heredity are opposite poles of the same truth . Just where the equator lies , may be difficult to determine ; but that fact does not impeach ...
THE EXTENDED HEREDITY NOTION : AN OUTLINE From the general point of view it is possible to say that there are many substrates which , due to the properties of their material structure , can be used for modulation of informational ...
Current knowledge of the genetic, epigenetic, behavioural and symbolic systems of inheritance requires a revision and extension of the mid-twentieth-century, gene-based, 'Modern Synthesis' version of Darwinian evolutionary theory.
Author: Eva Jablonka
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Current knowledge of the genetic, epigenetic, behavioural and symbolic systems of inheritance requires a revision and extension of the mid-twentieth-century, gene-based, 'Modern Synthesis' version of Darwinian evolutionary theory. We present the case for this by first outlining the history that led to the neo-Darwinian view of evolution. In the second section we describe and compare different types of inheritance, and in the third discuss the implications of a broad view of heredity for various aspects of evolutionary theory. We end with an examination of the philosophical and conceptual ramifications of evolutionary thinking that incorporates multiple inheritance systems.
We have seen how Davenport extended heredity to behaviour with his study of nomadism ; all these genes are no more than the modern equivalent of Davenport's extension . The approach is so worn - out that it does not even merit ...
Author: Andre Pichot
A history of eugenics considers the role of racism in eugenicist applications throughout the past century, analyzing the relationships among science, politics, and ideology through an examination of Nazism and various eugenicist research programs, in an account that also explores the ramifications of recent advances including the mapping of the human genome.