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Everlasting Strife

Nicholas P. Money

in Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores: A Natural History of Toxic Mold

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172270
eISBN:
9780199790258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172270.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses the evolutionary origins of the molds and the reason for the black melanin pigmentation of many species. Stachybotrys chartarum thrives on the paper surface of gypsum drywall ... More


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Gennaro Auletta

in Cognitive Biology: Dealing with Information from Bacteria to Minds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608485
eISBN:
9780191729539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608485.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This chapter deals with human natural languages, the most important and widespread form of symbolic system we know. The richness of this symbolic system relative to the so-called formal languages is ... More


Hermaphroditism: A Primer on the Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Dual Sexuality

John Avise

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153867
eISBN:
9780231527156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153867.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

While it is true that members of most sexually reproducing species can be defined as either male or female, those who belong to the rest of the biological world are not so simply understood. ... More


The Genetics of Human Sexual Preference

William R. Clark and Michael Grunstein

in Are We Hardwired?: The Role of Genes in Human Behavior

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195178005
eISBN:
9780199893331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178005.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The notion that genes play a role in determining sexual preference has been around for a long time, and is now widely accepted. But finding these genes has proved difficult. A paper in 1993 claimed ... More


Religious Prosociality: A Synthesis

Ara Norenzayan, Joseph Henrich, and Edward Slingerland

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Religion is a ubiquitous aspect of human culture, yet until recently, relatively little was known about its natural origins and effects on human minds and societies. This is changing, as scientific ... More


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