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George McGhee

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016421

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.001.0001

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Convergent Minds

Convergent Minds

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(p.208) (p.209) 6 Convergent Minds
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Convergent Evolution
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George R. McGhee

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016421.003.0006

This chapter explores what might appear to be even more improbable than the convergent evolution of molecules. It reviews the evolution of architectural behavior in the most diversified animal architect on the planet at present, namely humans, and deals with the convergent evolution of behavior in animals. The chapter also describes an extremely complex problem-solving behavior: agriculture. It shows that although birds and fish are radically different kinds of animals and live in radically different environments (air versus water), their minds have still converged on the same group behavior.

Keywords:   convergent evolution, architectural behavior, birds, fish, agriculture, minds

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