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 [email protected]


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.