A continuum of mindfulness. / Dennett, Daniel; McKay, Ryan.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2006, p. 353-4.

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Mesoudi et al. overlook an illuminating parallel between cultural and biological evolution, namely, the existence in each realm of a continuum from intelligent, mindful evolution through to oblivious, mindless evolution. In addition, they underplay the independence of cultural fitness from biological fitness. The assumption that successful cultural traits enhance genetic fitness must be sidelined, as must the assumption that such traits will at least be considered worth having.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-4
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
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