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Chimeras and ConsciousnessEvolution of the Sensory Self$
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Lynn Margulis, Celeste A. Asikainen, and Wolfgang E. Krumbein

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015394

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.001.0001

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Laurie Lassiter

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DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015394.003.0008

This chapter introduces Bowen’s theory. Bowen’s theory of the family as a unit of natural selection involves a measure called “differentiation of self.” This chapter also describes how human beings habitually behave in the context of their early family life. It discusses the triangle hypothesis. It shows that the use of Bowen’s theory to the simplest and earliest life forms reveals what is most basic about social relationships in general; it simultaneously provides new ways to think about bacteria. This chapter also suggests that Bowen’s main idea helps explain extremes in survival and reproduction in social species.

Keywords:   Bowen’s theory, human beings, triangle hypothesis, life, bacteria, social species, survival, reproduction

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