Waring gives talk at Major Transitions in Evolution workshop at Bristol University

Dr. Waring presented a dual-inheritance account of the human evolutionary transition inheritance and individuality at the Bristol University Workshop on Major Transitions in Biology and Culture on March 28. The workshop brought together archeologists, anthropologists, evolutionary biologists, and philosophers to explore the ways that the potential benefits of applying evolutionary transitions theory to patterns in evolution, particularly human evolution. Waring presented the ETII theory first developed in

Waring, T.M., Wood, Z.T., 2021. Long-term gene–culture coevolution and the human evolutionary transition. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288, 20210538. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.0538

… in the context of the larger theory of dual inheritance. The theory seeks to explain how human cultural evolution interacts with biological and genetic evolution in the very long term, and offers a new way to explain the unique features of human evolution, past and present.

About Tim Waring

I study the role of cooperation and culture in environmental sustainability, at the University of Maine.
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