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<b>The Baldwin effect</b> describes an evolutionary process whereby learned behaviors become, over a variable number of generations, genetically encoded traits in the gene pool of a species, a non-Lamarckian type of inheritance of acquired characteristics. The concept was first proposed by J. M. Baldwin in 1896, and given a formal evolutionary explication by G. Simpson in 1953.
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The Baldwin effect describes an evolutionary process whereby learned behaviors become, over a variable number of generations, genetically encoded traits in the gene pool of a species, a non-Lamarckian type of inheritance of acquired characteristics. The concept was first proposed by J. M. Baldwin in 1896, and given a formal evolutionary explication by G. Simpson in 1953.

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