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Originally posted on Social Evolution Forum:
In his target article Whitehouse describes a fascinating and extremely worthwhile program of research. We understand that this research is in its early stages, and so we are not too concerned that at the…

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Cultural Group Selection in Phase Transition

Originally posted on Social Evolution Forum:
I am writing this in Frankfurt, where we have just concluded a week-long meeting on cultural evolution. I was hoping to write about it earlier, but this meeting has been so intense that I…

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The extended evolutionary synthesis and the role of soft inheritance in evolution

Last month, Tom Dickins and Qazi Rahman published a provocative review article with the above title in Proc R Soc B (hat tip Emma Cohen): http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/early/2012/05/10/rspb.2012.0273.abstract?papetoc I made a rather longwinded comment about the article on Emma’s Facebook page, which I thought … Continue reading

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Infants’ sense of inequality

Inequality has been much in the news recently with the Occupy protests, with which I have a great deal of sympathy: It has often been argued that people (and even capuchin monkeys!) have an innate sense of fairness, in that … Continue reading

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