Evolution In The Symbolic Dimension: The Devil Is In The Details

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Susan Lappan PhD, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: Evolution in Four Dimensions argues convincingly that non-genetic inheritance systems have the potential to be agents of evolution and that, in some circumstances, acquired information can be heritable. However, we found the authors' four-dimensional approach to evolution problematic, and doubt that symbolic evolution can be adequately modeled as a distinct dimension of organismal evolution.

Additional Information

Lappan, S., & Choe, J. (2007). Evolution in the symbolic dimension: The devil is in the details. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 30(4), 373-374. doi:10.1017/S0140525X07002312. Publisher version of record available at: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X07002312
Language: English
Date: 2007
behavioral neuroscience, physiology, neuropsychology

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