Development: Evolutionary ecology's midwife

  title={Development: Evolutionary ecology's midwife},
  author={Karthik Panchanathan and Willem E. Frankenhuis and H. Clark Barrett},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={105 - 106}
Abstract We agree with Henrich et al. that documenting cultural universality and variability provides an indispensable window into human nature. We want to stress the mediating role development plays between evolution and culture. Moving beyond the mere documentation of universality or variability, developmental approaches can provide mechanistic explanations, linking ecology to phenotype. Combining phylogeny and adaptationism, evolutionary approaches can explain the properties of developmental… 
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