[extropy-chat] limits of computer feeling
jef at jefallbright.net
Tue Mar 20 18:03:01 UTC 2007
On 3/20/07, Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:
> It is interesting to note that we may be undergoing a transition from
> a Darwinian evolution to an almost exclusively Lamarckian mode.
> Acquired and desired characteristics will become heritable and will
> provide the vast majority of the variability between individuals that
> is necessary for selection to occur.
And the emerging field of epigenetics, part of the trend toward
considering systems in both evolutionary and developmental terms
("evo/devo"), lends credence to the long-held suspicion that there's
something more fundamental behind Darwinian evolution.
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