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Sartre's post-war Paris seems light years away from today's sociobiology.
Wilson, however, gave an equivocal conclusion in Sociobiology about the exact influence of genes: "Although the genes have given away most of their sovereignty [in determining human culture], they maintain a certain amount of influence in at least the behavioral qualities that underlie variations between cultures.
Sociobiology is a set of evolutionary theories developed by ethologists to explain social behaviour.
The application of sociobiology to the human species caused great controversy between those who held that human behavior is genetically determined and those who conditioned it to culture or the environment.
Wilson's most important work since the publications of Sociobiology and Biophilia.
Chase and his McGill colleague Kristin Vaga reported in the April Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology that they haven't found clear behavioral signs of conflict, such as avoidance, in the mating of garden snails.
Attributing the apotheosis of American democracy solely to economic and political destiny, however, would disregard new and compelling evidence from the emerging field of sociobiology, "the conjunction of biology and the various social sciences" (Wilson 1978, 7).
Possibly because he despised evolutionary psychology and sociobiology, Gould was comfortable making this distinction.
Whatever monkey business may have occurred in Dover, the serious debate over the philosophical implications of natural selection, and particularly its extension into the realm of sociobiology, deserves far more careful and sober analysis.
The book is divided into three parts, dealing with social insects and sociobiology, biodiversity, and conservation respectively.
There are people in this city who know more about our elephants than I do,'' said Baker, who has a doctorate in animal sociobiology.