intro: teem theory
paper on teem theory
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'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.'
President, Foundation for Neuroscience & Society
think TEEM theory is all very scientifically addressable,
and can rely on standard genetic techniques.'
David Featherstone, Department of Biological Sciences. University of
Illinois at Chicago
think you make splendid arguments regarding the necessity for a system
of inheritance other than Darwinism.'
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,
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.'
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.'
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.'
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.
theory is very novel and interesting.'
Kirk Winemiller, Texas A&M
'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.'
Wolliner, New York
How Neanderthal predation created
"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
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|This site describes a
radical new scientific theory - that in addition to
natural selection (the evolutionary process discovered by
Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace) a second evolutionary process also
exists that regulates the evolution of
instincts and emotions in
this second evolutionary process, which I call teemosis emerged about 543 million
years ago to provide the first animals with inheritable behaviours
(like instincts and innate behaviours) it also has an indirect
influence on physical evolution.
Although arguably the most
revolutionary new biological theory since Darwin, the second evolution
hypothesis is based on the simple premise that everything in nature
evolves, including evolution itself.
Read a non-technical introduction to teem
||2005 paper on teem theory
Read the paper on teem theory published in the
British journal, Medical Hypotheses.
The paper is the first unified theory of evolution, inheritance and behaviour published in a peer reviewed scientific journal
since Darwin and Wallace's historic 1858 papers on natural selection
Vendramini, Danny. (2005) 'Noncoding DNA and the teem theory of inheritance, emotions and innate behaviour'. Medical Hypotheses. v64, 3,
what scientists say about teem
of science tells us that radical new scientific theories are usually
met with initial resistance from the scientific community. This is
especially so when the proponent of that theory comes from outside the
field or is an autodidact. It doesn't help if the theory challenges
what academics have been espousing and teaching all their lives.
In the case of teem theory, the response from scientists has been what
I'd call, "cautiously favourable." I think this is mainly because it's
widely believed in the biological
community that gaps do remain in the NeoDarwinian paradigm, especially
as it relates to the evolution of complex, environment-specifics behaviours.
In any case, you can read the complete
correspondence. Some of it's a bit technical.
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
this mean darwin was wrong?
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.
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.
Dramatic new proof for teem theory
"The best proof for a new scientific theory
is to make predictions and for those predictions to be scientifically
Scientists create a new teem in the
recently sent me a link to a paper in an American
journal with the subject line, "Here's your proof."
The journal was The
American Naturalist (March 2010 issue) and it featured a
remarkable paper by Professor Jonathan Storm of the University of
South Carolina Upstate and Professor Steven Lima of Indiana
State University. They reported that crickets
traumatized by predatory wolf spiders passed their newly acquired fears
to their offspring.
The researchers blunted the fangs of wolf
spiders with wax then put them in an enclosure with pregnant crickets.
The spiders hunted and attacked the crickets but could not kill them.
When the traumatized crickets laid eggs, their offspring were 113% more
likely to try to evade wolf spiders than control crickets that had not
been exposed. As a result they had higher survival
The researchers said that
'forewarned' crickets were also more likely to freeze when they
encountered spider silk or feces, which also helped them avoid
Storm and Lima reported, “Transfer
of information from mother to offspring about predation risk, in
the absence of any parental care, may be more common than one might
researchers said they could not explain how the intergenerational
transfer of environmental information occurred, but my from
perspective, this is undoubtedly a simple anti-predator teem created by
the teemosis evolutionary process.
To my knowledge, this is the first teem to be created in the
laboratory. It provides the strongest evidence yet for the existence of
the teemosis process. It additionally demonstrates how teems are
adaptive. The offspring had learned to escape and evade a predator they
had never actually seen. Very exciting.
A scientific theory is like a key. If
it's correct, it can unlock all sorts of other doors. Last year, I 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, I 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.
My publisher asked me to write a popular science book about it, which I
did. It's called 'Them and Us; how
Neanderthal predation created modern humans' and it's available
as a paperback and Ebook.
Check out the publisher's website
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