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Anatasia Gangadin Page 1 10/6/2009 Cultural Evolutionary theory Closed Phenotypic Plasticity Open Phenotypic Plasticity Need to be mechanisms that create phenotypic mechanism Need to be selection for that Must be retained ‘Darwin Machine’ o Fast paced process of open phenotypic evolution o Built by slow paced process of genetic evolution o Human cultural evolution as this machine Mammalian immune system Individual learning Immune system Achilles heel of innate immune system The Immune System o Fights disease o A complex system which makes antibodies to keep the body healthy Why so complex? o A cooperative system of many players o Immune system is a network of players to cooperate to get things done, like players on a football field “Innate” and “Adaptive” immune system o OPP- innate o OPP never replaces CPP o Psychology is like the immune system with elaborate CPP and an OPP o In some ways the immune system is maladaptive, because it exists in the modern
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2009 for the course BIOL 427 taught by Professor Wilson during the Spring '09 term at Binghamton University.

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