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F. J. Odling-Smee [8]F. John Odling-Smee [2]
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    A multiple-level model of evolution and its implications for sociobiology.H. C. Plotkin & F. J. Odling-Smee - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (2):225-235.
    The fundamental tenet of contemporary sociobiology, namely the assumption of a single process of evolution involving the selection of genes, is critically examined. An alternative multiple-level, multiple-process model of evolution is presented which posits that the primary process that operates via selection upon the genes cannot account for certain kinds of biological phenomena, especially complex, learned, social behaviours. The primary process has evolved subsidiary evolutionary levels and processes that act to bridge the gap between genes and these complex behaviours. The (...)
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  2. Is Non-genetic Inheritance Just a Proximate Mechanism? A Corroboration of the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis.Alex Mesoudi, Simon Blanchet, Anne Charmantier, Étienne Danchin, Laurel Fogarty, Eva Jablonka, Kevin N. Laland, Thomas J. H. Morgan, Gerd B. Müller, F. John Odling-Smee & Benoît Pujol - 2013 - Biological Theory 7 (3):189-195.
    What role does non-genetic inheritance play in evolution? In recent work we have independently and collectively argued that the existence and scope of non-genetic inheritance systems, including epigenetic inheritance, niche construction/ecological inheritance, and cultural inheritance—alongside certain other theory revisions—necessitates an extension to the neo-Darwinian Modern Synthesis (MS) in the form of an Extended Evolutionary Synthesis (EES). However, this argument has been challenged on the grounds that non-genetic inheritance systems are exclusively proximate mechanisms that serve the ultimate function of calibrating organisms (...)
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    Units “of” selection: The end of “of”?F. J. Odling-Smee & H. C. Plotkin - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (2):295-296.
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    Is an ecological approach radical enough?H. C. Plotkin & F. J. Odling-Smee - 1981 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 4 (1):154-155.
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    Evolution: Its levels and its units.F. J. Odling-Smee & H. C. Plotkin - 1984 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (2):318.
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    Group selection: A niche construction perspective.Kevin N. Laland, F. John Odling-Smee & Marcus W. Feldman - 2000 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 7 (1-2):1-2.
    Group selection, as advocated by Sober and Wilson, is theoretically plausible, although it remains an open question as to what extent it occurs in nature. If group selection has operated in hominids, it is likely to have selected cultural not genetic variation. A focus on niche construction helps delineate the conditions under which cooperation is favoured. Group selection may favour between-group conflict as well as within-group cooperation.
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    Biotic intelligence (BI)?F. J. Odling-Smee - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (1):83-84.
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    Gardners teach Washoe: Feedforward? Washoe teaches Gardners: Feedback?F. J. Odling-Smee & H. C. Plotkin - 1988 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 11 (3):462.
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    The “crooked bookie” cycle.F. J. Odling-Smee - 1991 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 14 (1):103-103.
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    Linear and circular causal sequences.H. C. Plotkin & F. J. Odling-Smee - 1984 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (4):493-494.
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