Genotype and evolutionism

Andrić, Vedrana (2011) Genotype and evolutionism. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Genes are the carriers of hereditary traits which code for the protein synthesis. During the evolution, genes change by means of natural selection, mutation, genetic drift and gene flow. Selfish genes are defined in that way because of their endeavour to transfer themselfes onto the next generation and stay in the gene pool. As organisms, we act like machines for gene survival and gene transfer. Selfish genes in us encourage altruism, especially towards genetically close individuals so their copies could be kept in the population longer. People have the ability to resist their selfish genes because of their cognitive skills. Memes are ideas or behavioral templates that act as a unit for carrying practices, symbols or cultural ideas. They can evolve in the same processes in which genes evolve. One of the strongest memes known today is the concept of indigo children, which is used to describe children who represent higher evolution stage. However, this idea doesn't have any scientific proof. Forty six & 2 is a song by the american band Tool and represents the ideas of Drunvalo Melchizedek concerning the transfer to a higher counscious state by reorganising DNA into 46 autosomes and 2 sex chromosomes.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kalafatić, Mirjana
Date: 2011
Number of Pages: 10
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2014 10:29
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 10:29
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/3171

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