Epigenetics: a window within which Lamarckian evolution can operate-by Edward Benjamin Ziff

  Two theories, Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection and the Central Dogma, have dominated our thinking about evolution and genes for the last 50 years. The Theory of Natural Selection holds that variants arise in the population through random mutation, and that these variants are the substrate for selective pressures… Continue lendo…

Our Epigenetic Minds – The Brain Beyond Darwin, by Edward Ziff

We readily accept the idea that brain activity associated with our experiences – hearing, seeing, touching, and tasting – can alter the configuration of brain circuits and change the function of the brain. These changes form our memories, conscious memories and probably others not conscious yet still exerting profound effects… Continue lendo…