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Causation in Development and Evolution

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Hodsoll, J., Pickles, A., Bozicevic, L., Supraja, T. A., Hill, J., Chandra, P. S., & Sharp, H. (2022). A Comparison of Non-verbal Maternal Care of Male and Female Infants in India and the United Kingdom: The Parent-Infant Caregiving Touch Scale in Two Cultures. Frontiers in Psychology, 13.

DiFrisco, J. and J. Jaeger. (2019). “Beyond networks: mechanism and process in evo-devo.” Biology and Philosophy 34:54. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-019-9716-9.

DiFrisco, J. (n.d.). Body Plan Identity: A Mechanistic Model. Evolutionary Biology, 1

Mayr, E. (1961). “Cause and effect in biology.” Science 134:1501–1506.

DiFrisco, J., A.C. Love, and G.P. Wagner. (2020). “Character-identity mechanisms: A conceptual model for comparative-mechanistic biology.” Biology & Philosophy 35:44. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10539-020-09762-2.

Love, A. C., & Wagner, G. P. (2022). Co‐option of stress mechanisms in the origin of evolutionary novelties. Evolution, 76(3), 394–413.

Laland, K. (2018). Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Godfrey-Smith, P. (2009). Darwinian Populations and Natural Selection. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chiu, L. (2019). “Decoupling, co-mingling and the evolutionary significance of experiential niche construction.” In Evolutionary Causation: Biological and Philosophical Reflections. Edited by T. Uller and K. Laland. Cambridge (MA): The MIT Press. https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/11693.003.0015.

Gilbert, S.F. and D. Epel (2009). Ecological Developmental Biology: Integrating Epigenetics, Medicine, and Evolution. Sunderland: Sinauer.

Walsh, D. (2022). Environment as Abstraction. Biological Theory, 17(1), 68–79.

Goy, I. (2014). “Epigenetic theories: Caspar Friedrich Wolff and Immanuel Kant.” In Kant’s Theory of Biology. Edited by I. Goy and E. Watkins. Berlin: De Gruyter, 43–60.

Laland, K.N., J. Odling-Smee, and S.F. Gilbert. (2008). “EvoDevo and Niche Construction: Building Bridges.” Journal of Experimental Zoology 310B:549–566.

Love, A.C., Grabowski, M., Houle, D., Hsiang Liow, L., Porto, A., Tsuboi, M., Voje, K.L. and Hunt, G. (2021). “Evolvability in the fossil record.” Paleobiology 1–24. Doi:10/1017/pab.2021.36.

Gould, S.J. and E. Vrba. (1982). “Exaptation--A Missing Term in the Science of Form.” Paleobiology 8(1):4–15.

Laland K.N., T. Uller T, M.W. Feldman, K. Sterelny K, G.B. Müller, A. Moczek A, E. Jablonka, and J. Odling-Smee. (2015). “The extended evolutionary synthesis: its structure, assumptions and predictions.” Proceedings of the Royal Society, Part B 282. 20151019. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1019.

Dawkins, R. (1982). The Extended Phenotype: The Gene as the Unit of Selection. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lynch, M. (2007). “The frailty of adaptive hypotheses for the origins of organismal complexity.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, United State of America 104 (Suppl 1):8597–8604.

Bolotin, E., Melamed, D., & Livnat, A. (2021). Genes used together are more likely to be fused together in evolution by mutational mechanisms: A bioinformatic test of the used-fused hypothesis [Preprint]. Evolutionary Biology.

DiFrisco, J. and J. Jaeger. (2020). Genetic causation in complex regulatory systems: an integrative dynamical perspective.” Bioessays 42:6. https://doi.org/10.1002/bies.201900226.

Hull, D.L. (1980). “Individuality and selection.” Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 11: 311–332.

Richards, R.J. (2000). "Kant and Blumenbach on the Bildungstrieb: a historical misunderstanding." Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 31:11-32.

Erickson, J.R. and K. Echeverri (2018). "Learning from regeneration research organisms: The circuitous road to scar free wound healing." Developmental Biology 433(2):144–154.

Scott-Phillips, T.C., K.N. Laland, D.M. Shuker, T.E. Dickins and S.A. West. (2014). "The niche construction perspective: a critical appraisal." Evolution 68(5):1231–1243.