Baldwin theory

Michael De-la-Maza mdlm at great-grain.ai.mit.edu
Fri Mar 19 20:08:44 EST 1993


Baldwin theory explains why Lamarckian inheritance appears to be right
(even though it isn't).

Supposedly the idea is that an individual that can learn can bridge gaps
in its genetic endowment and, therefore, bias the population even though
other individuals may have better genes.  I understand that this
explanation may be somewhat wrongheaded but I think that it is the rough
idea.

Does anyone know more about this?  I would appreciate pointers to
articles, etc.



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