[Taxacom] "Enculturalization" in apes, dogs, and birds

Richard Jensen rjensen at saintmarys.edu
Fri Feb 11 09:48:32 CST 2011


How does any species-specific behavior evolve?  If there is any genetic 
link to a behavior that increases the likelihood of 
survival/reproduction, then that link should become more frequent and 
may eventually go to fixation, carrying the associated behavior with 
it.  Web-building in spiders? Dance communication in bees?

Dick J

On 2/11/2011 10:36 AM, Curtis Clark wrote:
> On 2011-02-10 08:31, Robin Leech wrote:
>> Curtis,
>> If you think this is so, then you have not been where wild bison
>> are being herded vs where there are bison that have been "under
>> fence" for a few generations.  And I can name several other animals
>> that are this way.
>> Try dealing with range cattle vs cattle that have been under fence
>> all their lives.  Now try to put the range cattle under fence.
>> Robin
> So you're saying it *does* affect the germ plasm? How?
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