Saturday, March 27, 2010
Gene Culture Coevolution
On page 215, Coyne explains "gene-culture coevolution." Explain the relationship between human culture and how it has come to affect our genes. Also, gene-culture coevolution has already changed our genes, sometimes for the worse. Coyne points out several examples of incidences in which we have "de-evolved." Explain this occurrence. Is gene-culture coevolution affecting natural selection and our ability to evolve? Will we continue evolving in the future, even though our culture may alter evolutionary pressures?