[Presentation at Symposium, Addresing the "Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness
The increases over time are associated with better adaptedness
, corn breeding, hybrid corn, mechanical harvest, better soil fertility (particularly more N), single-cross hybrids that are easily identified by the farmer (better hybrid choice), field-shelling harvest (faster feed back for yield), improved cultural practices (particularly higher plant densities), and biotechnology.
Knowledge constitutes a subgroup of information (which also comprises noise) related to the biological concept of adaptedness
, which represents an informational match between the organism and its environment.
But while economists generally take preferences as given, Rubin argues that Darwinian biology can explain human preferences as shaped by natural selection to serve man's fitness in what he calls the "environment of evolutionary adaptedness
," or EEA.
Rubin begins with a nice discussion of the environment of evolutionary adaptedness
(EEA) and the impact that environment would have had on early humans.
and radiation (e.g., linkage, pleiotropism, polygenes).
On lira aussi la lettre, datee du 10 juillet 1852, que Delany adress a Douglass, dans laquelle il expose la problematique centrale de son ouvrage, Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States (1852): <<We never have, as heretofore, had any settled and established policy of our own--we have always adopted the policies that white men established for themselves without considering their applicability or adaptedness
Rubin begins at the beginning, with an account of hunter-gatherer life in the human "environment of evolutionary adaptedness
Genotypes generating human emotions evolved within an environment of evolutionary adaptedness
(EEA) involving small, seminomadic groups.
(7) When persuasion with r egard to an action or a judgment is not the orator's primary concern, as is indeed the case with most ceremonial speeches, success will depend even more on the convenance (the speech's appropriateness, what makes it fitting), the adaptedness
of text to context, of speech to occasion, to a set of circumstances.
Their focus then is on the selection pressures that caused the design of an adaptation, like the African savanna, which is referred to as the environment of evolutionary adaptedness
. A favorite saying of EP is that our modern skulls house a stone aged mind.
Concerning the relationship of this grand theory to the currently hegemonic theory of organic evolution--neoDarwinism (which all too many think of as the theory of evolution)--the latter has a small, particular role in general evolution, namely to explain the adaptedness
of biological systems to their local environments (Salthe, 1998).
An evolutionary psychological explanation of this fact is: (1) in the environments in which humans evolved, the environments of evolutionary adaptedness
(EEA), those whose psychological states led to behaviors that created differential status, wealth, and power over others thereby had a selective advantage in reproducing, and (2) past natural selection for reproductive success has made it part of human nature to overstate one's own success-making attributes and belittle competitors' success-making attributes.
broteroi populations will presumably generate local variation in the degree of adaptedness
of the plant to its pollinators.