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A Genetic Theory of Homology

Günter P. Wagner

in Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents a genetic theory of homology that addresses the most challenging problem when attempting to explain character identity; namely, unquestionable homologies (that is, character ... More


And then there was Shape

Jean-Didier Vincent and Laurence Garey

in The Custom-Made Brain: Cerebral Plasticity, Regeneration, and Enhancement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164504
eISBN:
9780231534215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164504.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses the development of the brain during the embryonic stage, with a particular examination on the recent discovery regarding the features of the nervous system. First, clusters of ... More


Mammalian homeo box genes: evolutionary and regulatory aspects of a network gene system

Frank H. Riddle and Claudia Kappen

in Origins of the Human Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523901
eISBN:
9780191689048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523901.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The homeo box was first discovered as a common DNA sequence element in homeotic genes of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Homeotic genes are organized in two gene clusters in the Drosophila ... More


Artificial Intelligence as a positive and negative factor in global risk

Eliezer Yudkowsky

in Global Catastrophic Risks

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198570509
eISBN:
9780191918100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198570509.003.0021
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is that people conclude too early that they understand it. Of course, this problem is not limited to the field of AI. Jacques Monod wrote: ... More


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