Monday, December 30, 2013

Is evolution intelligent or blind?

I have heard of "intelligent design" but is there any evidence for "intelligent evolution"?

That is, is there any evidence that mental factors in the parent can affect genetic structures and expressions which are then passed on to the newborn?  Or more generally, that mental factors (passed on through experience to the young) can then impact on the physical form of the young through impacting the DNA and its expression?

I understand certain cell biologists are examining these very issues.

Such interaction between the mind and DNA would likely lead to a more effective and efficient type of physical evolution than that based on random mutation and natural selection alone.


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