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Evolutionary string theory

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 December 2007

Zen Faulkes
Affiliation:
Department of Biology, The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX 78541. zfaulkes@utpa.eduhttp://panam2.panam.edu/~zfaulkes/davelos@utpa.eduhttp://www.panam.edu/dept/biology/davelos5.html
Anita Davelos Baines
Affiliation:
Department of Biology, The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX 78541. zfaulkes@utpa.eduhttp://panam2.panam.edu/~zfaulkes/davelos@utpa.eduhttp://www.panam.edu/dept/biology/davelos5.html

Abstract

Evolution in Four Dimensions claims that epigenetic, behavioral, and symbolic inheritance systems should be considered equal partners to genetics in evolutionary biology. The evidence for, and applicable scope of, these additional inheritance systems is limited, particularly with regard to areas involving learning. It is unclear how including these extra dimensions in mainstream evolutionary thinking translates into testable hypotheses for a productive research program.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2007

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