Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Gene-culture coevolution does not replace standard evolutionary theory

Mauro Adenzato a1
a1 Centro di Scienza Cognitiva, Università di Torino, 10123 Turin, Italy


Though the target article is not without fertile suggestions, at least two problems limit its overall validity: (1) the extended gene-culture coevolutionary framework is not an alternative to standard evolutionary theory; (2) the proposed model does not explain how much time is necessary for selective pressure to determine the stabilization of a new aspect of the genotype.