May 08, 2015
If you have an appetite for evolutionary theory, and enjoy bearing witness to the shift of a long standing paradigm, the three links below make for a hearty feast indeed. http://www.ozy.com/rising-stars/the-man-who-may-one-up-darwin/39217?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=OZYpost&utm_campaign=SA_T http://aeon.co/magazine/science/how-horizontal-gene-transfer-changes-evolutionary-theory/ http://aeon.co/magazine/science/why-its-time-to-lay-the-selfish-gene-to-rest/ There is a lot to ingest in all this, but this passage leaps out from the article on […]
The Thermodynamic Basis of the Animal Mind
Jan 27, 2014
A great unraveling of Neo-Darwinian logic is underway. https://www.simonsfoundation.org/quanta/20140122-a-new-physics-theory-of-life/ Specifically the concept that the perpetuation of genes is the organizing principle of animal behavior. Neo-Darwinian logic is the basis of both the Dominance model and the model of learning by reinforcement. They are not as different as they may appear. Whereas my premise is that […]
New Paradigm for Modern Behaviorism?
Oct 04, 2013
“Testosterone Promotes Reciprocity in the Absence of Competition” “Boosting testosterone can promote generosity, but only when there is no threat of competition, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings show that testosterone is implicated in behaviors that help to foster and maintain social relationships, […]