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Designed calibration: Naturally selected flexibility, not non-genetic inheritance

  • Thomas E. Dickins (a1) (a2) and Benjamin J. A. Dickins (a3)
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Jablonka & Lamb (J&L) have presented a number of different possible mechanisms for finessing design. The extra-genetic nature of these mechanisms has led them to challenge orthodox neo-Darwinian views. However, these mechanisms are for calibration and have been designed by natural selection. As such, they add detail to our knowledge, but neo-Darwinism is sufficiently resourced to account for them.

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Gallistel C. R. (1999) The replacement of general-purpose learning models with adaptively specialized learning modules. The cognitive neurosciences, ed. Gazzaniga M., pp. 1179–91. MIT Press.
Jablonka E. & Lamb M. J. (2005) Evolution in four dimensions: Genetic, epigenetic, behavioral, and symbolic variation in the history of life. MIT Press.
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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
  • ISSN: 0140-525X
  • EISSN: 1469-1825
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