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Selected Books by Edmund Blair Bolles

  • Galileo's Commandment: 2500 Years of Great Science Writing
  • The Ice Finders: How a Poet, a Professor, and a Politician Discovered the Ice Age
  • Einstein Defiant: Genius vs Genius in the Quantum Revolution

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Only five of them have a faster evolution in humans when compared to the other primates and these are not associated with brain function, but with spermatogenesis and the immune system

Immune system evolution may be of some particular interest, don't you think, in that it's another powerfully flexible biological system underlying frequency-dependent environmental learning, and it has apparent "critical periods" -- but, unlike language, the immune system phenotype varies substantially across subpopulations, e.g. Old World settlers able to "learn" smallpox better than New World natives.

Jerry Moore

Geremy, you pointed at critical resemblance of immune system (triggers - responses) with communicative system (perception - expression). No wonder they govern by the same gene.

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