Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Authors' Response

Bridging the gap: The developmental aspects of evolution

Eva Jablonkaa1 and Marion J. Lamba2

a1 Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel jablonka@post.tau.ac.il

a2 11 Fernwood, Clarence Road, London N22 8QE, United Kingdom marionlamb@btinternet.com

Abstract

The commentaries on Evolution in Four Dimensions reflect views ranging from total adherence to gene-centered neo-Darwinism, to the acceptance of non-genetic and Lamarckian processes in evolution. We maintain that genetic, epigenetic, behavioral, and cultural variations have all been significant, and that the developmental aspects of heredity and evolution are an important bridge that can unite seemingly conflicting research programs and different disciplines.

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