The Baldwin Effect: A Crane, Not a Skyhook

In Bruce H. Weber & D. J. Depew (eds.), And Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered. MIT Press 69--79 (2003)
In 1991, I included a brief discussion of the Baldwin effect in my account of the evolution of human consciousness, thinking I was introducing to non-specialist readers a little-appreciated, but no longer controversial, wrinkle in orthodox neo-Darwinism. I had thought that Hinton and Nowlan (1987) and Maynard Smith (1987) had shown clearly and succinctly how and why it worked, and restored the neglected concept to grace. Here is how I put it then
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