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The Second Evolution: The secret role of emotion in evolution
by Danny Vendramini

In his latest book, theoretical biologist Danny Vendramini drops a bombshell into the evolution debate. Although a Darwinist and atheist, Vendramini begins 'The Second Evolution' by conceding there are real problems with Darwin’s theory of natural selection.

‘For the first three billon years, natural selection produced nothing but algae. And not even Darwin believed it could explain complex instincts.’

But it’s Vendramini’s explanation for this flaw in Darwinian theory that will really shake things up. ‘Ten years of research has convinced me natural selection isn’t the only evolutionary process operating on Earth.’

He then outlines a ground-breaking new unified theory of macroevolution, emotions and behavior, the first since Darwin.

About 543 million years ago, says Vendramini, natural selection created a second evolutionary process to achieve what it couldn’t: provide animals with adaptive behaviors influenced by their environment.

But Vendramini says the second evolutionary process, which he calls teemosis, also had an indirect impct on speciation and macroevolution. The result was a dramatic burst of evolutionary activity that created the first true animals: the ‘Cambrian explosion’.

Although the most revolutionary biological theory since Darwin, Vendramini’s second evolution hypothesis is based on the simple premise that everything in nature evolves, including evolution.

A must read for academics and anyone interested in outstanding the real and until now, undiscovered forces of evolution.

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Read Danny Vendramini's non-technical introduction to his second evolution hypothesis

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free extract: read the Preface of 'The Second Evolution'

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'The Second Evolution: The secret role of emotion in evoluiton' by Danny Vendramini is available as an ebook from Feb 21st, 2015

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what scientists say about Vendramini's second evolution theory

My reaction: your approach makes very good sense because the ability of Homo sapiens to adapt to widely different environments (obviously a key feature of the species) will be greatly enhanced through the ability to shape somewhat the triggers of emotional responses in the manner you describe.'
Professor Roger Masters.
President, Foundation for Neuroscience & Society

'I think TEEM theory is all very scientifically addressable, and can rely on standard genetic techniques.'
rofessor David Featherstone, Department of Biological Sciences. University of Illinois at Chicago

'I think you make splendid arguments regarding the necessity for a system of inheritance other than Darwinism.'
Dr. Mary MacGibbon,
ACU, Australia

'If you are right, nearly everything I know about genetics and development is wrong.'
Robert Trivers,
Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University

'I will certainly look forward to seeing the publication of your book, not least because of some recently developed interests of my own on the evolution (and inevitability) of sensory mechanisms.'
Professor Simon Conway Morris. Cambridge University

'I taught Darwin and biology for more years than I care to remember. I am retired now but still like to keep up with what's new. I read your book extract with great interest, thanks for putting it online. It's a real achievement, up there with the best science I've come across.'
Wiliam Novak

'Your proposal that two evolutionary mechanisms administrate evolution is so very simple but equally very profound. It brought to mind Thomas Huxley’s remark when he was reading Charles Darwin’s book, The Origin of Species, “How incredibly stupid not to have thought of that myself.'
Dr. J. Dayal Purohit

'Some of your ideas parallel those of researchers who believe that there are very large portions of the genome dedicated to producing non-coding [regulatory] DNAs.  Unfortunately, the evidence for this is yet to arrive, although a small number of microRNA genes is known.'
Professor Ross H Crozier. James Cook University, Australia

'I believe that his propositions for the function of “junk DNA” are very plausible.  He 
has supported his propositions and conclusions by a wealth of scientific published evidence..  the publication of the theory itself would be a very worthwhile addition to our understanding of this area of human and animal biology.'

Professor Tord Kjellstrom. ANU, Australia

'Your theory is very novel and interesting.'
Professor Kirk Winemiller, Texas A&M University

'As I read your website, it provides an explanation for  thoughts that have puzzled me for decades.  The possibility of an "emotional genetic inheritance"  explains how information is passed down generations whereas natural selection would take too long a time to adapt.'
Alan Wolliner, New York

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Darwin, Australia.

My Darwin tribute site is intended as a resource for scholars and students. It  includes every photo, painting and drawing ever made of Darwin during his life.

does this mean darwin was wrong?

Evolution undoubtedly occurs by natural selection and Darwin's theory explains incremental gradual evolution (what we call microevolution) perfectly well. The problem is that it's less adept at explaining the big ticket items - what we call macroevolution (morphological complexity, biodiversity, speciation etc.) and unable to adequately explain behavioural evolution. 

Teem theory doesn't refute Darwinism, it simply adds a new complementary strand to Darwin's theory. By filling in a few
blanks and resolving a number of long-standing biological, palaeontological and genetic problems, teem theory can only strengthen our existing NeoDarwinian paradigm.

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"Sometimes it takes an outsider to cut through the routines of interpretation in the most intractable problems in science.  That is what Vendramini's approach offers the reader in his daring claims about the interactions between humans and their most famous evolutionary relatives, the Neanderthals."

Iain Davidson, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology, University of New England. Visiting Professor of Australian Studies, Harvard University, Massachusetts

Also by the same author

'Them and Us: How Neanderthal predation created modern humans'

by Danny Vendramini

A scientific theory is like a key. If it's correct, it can unlock all sorts of other doors. Vendramini used teem theory to examine the mystery of human evolution - how, why, when and where we became human.

By analysing innate behaviours and instincts in modern humans (what we affectionately call 'human nature') and analysing the teems that encoded them, Vendramini came to the conclusion that our Palaeolithic ancestors had been hunted, cannibalized and raped by Eurasian Neanderthals in the Middle East for over 50,000 years.

The book is called 'Them and Us; how Neanderthal predation created modern humans' and it's available as a paperback and Ebook from Kardoorair Press.

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