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Inferring Co-Evolution

Lamm, Ehud and Kammar, Ohad (2014) Inferring Co-Evolution. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We discuss two inference patterns for inferring the
coevolution of two characters based on their properties at a single point in time and determine when developmental interactions can be used to deduce evolutionary order. We discuss the use of the inference patterns we present in the biological literature and assess the arguments' validity, the degree of support they give to the evolutionary conclusion, how they can be corroborated with empirical
evidence, and to what extent they suggest new empirically addressable questions. We suggest that the developmental argument is uniquely applicable to cognitive-cultural coevolution.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Lamm, Ehudehud.lamm@gmail.com
Kammar, Ohadohad.kammar@gmail.com
Keywords: historical explanation, evidence, coevolution, co-development, cognitive-cultural coevolution, developmental scaffolding, recapitulation
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Developmental Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Explanation
Depositing User: Dr. Ehud Lamm
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2014 13:42
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2014 13:42
Item ID: 10814
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Developmental Biology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
General Issues > Confirmation/Induction
General Issues > Explanation
Date: 10 February 2014
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/10814

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