*Note: this article has been updated since its original posting as more supporting info emerged and incorporated into the ongoing series on alternative evolution.
Well, if it didn’t happen by Neo-Darwinian means, how did evolution occur?
How Reptilian are YOU?
I am sure we have often heard the expression that you have a reptilian brain. This comes from a literal interpretation of a theoretic concept developed in the 60s by American physician and neuroscientistPaul D. MacLean and as Wikipedia state: he “propounded it at length in his 1990 book The Triune Brain in Evolution’ ” If you look it up, you will see why he has a lot to answer for in mythologising this meme as it was he, who coined the terms ‘R’-complex/reptilian complex. This is a misnomer and only reinforces the concept that we descended directly from some reptilian stock.
Source: Scientific America blog
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