The Second Evolution: The secret role of emotion in evolution
by Danny Vendramini
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.
the first three billon years, natural selection produced nothing but
algae. And not even Darwin believed it could explain complex instincts.’
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
He then outlines a ground-breaking new unified theory of macroevolution, emotions and behavior, the first since Darwin.
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.
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’.
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.
Read Danny Vendramini's non-technical introduction to his second evolution hypothesis
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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.'
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
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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.
"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
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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