Item description for Development and Evolution by James Mark Baldwin...
When Development and Evolution was first published in 1902, James M. Baldwin had arrived at a clear conception of the mechanism mediating the influence of individual adaptations on the course of phylogenetic evolution. As he described it in an autobiographical chapter written toward the end of his life, the theory of organic selection involved the claim that: "natural selection operating on "spontaneous variations" is sufficient alone to produce determinate evolution (without the inheritance of acquired adaptations or modifications), since -- and this is the new point -- in each generation variations in the direction of, or "coincident" with, the function to be developed will favor the organisms possessing them, and their descendants will profit by the accumulation of such variations. Thus the function will gradually come to perfection. In other words, the individual organism's accommodations, made through learning, effort, adaptation, etc., while not physically inherited, still act to supplement or screen the congenital endowment during its incomplete stages, and so give the species time to build up its variations in determinate lines."
This title is increasingly heavily cited because of the great interest in how development is represented genetically and how changes in gene expression during development, especially regulatory genes, occur through selection on phenotypes
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.8" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Publisher The Blackburn Press
ISBN 193066513X ISBN13 9781930665132
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More About James Mark Baldwin
James Mark Baldwin was an American philosopher and psychologist who helped start-up the department of psychology at Princeton University. He later on went to Johns Hopkins University where he was professor of psychology and philosophy. He is well noted for his work in the field of developmental psychology particularly the Baldwin Effect. He is the author of numerous books including Thought and Things, Mental Development in the Child and the Race, and Story of the Mind.
James Mark Baldwin was born in 1861 and died in 1934.