Extended evolutionary theory makes human culture more amenable to evolutionary analysis

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 30 (4):374-374 (2007)
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Jablonka & Lamb's (J&L's) extended evolutionary theory is more amenable to being applied to human cultural change than standard neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory. However, the authors are too quick to dismiss past evolutionary approaches to human culture. They also overlook a potential parallel between evolved genetic mechanisms that enhance evolvability and learned cognitive mechanisms that enhance learnability



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