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The missing chapter: The interaction between behavioral and symbolic inheritance

  • Anne S. Warlaumont (a1) and Rick Dale (a2)

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A strength of Jablonka & Lamb's (J&L's) book lies in its accessible as well as thorough treatment of genetic and epigenetic inheritance. The authors also provide a stimulating framework integrating evolutionary research across disciplines. A weakness is its unsystematic treatment of the interaction between behavioral and symbolic inheritance, particularly in their discussion of language.

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  • Anne S. Warlaumont (a1) and Rick Dale (a2)

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