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Far be it from me to be at title purist, but wouldn't "Baldwin Effect" be more in keeping with convention? [[User:Howard C. Berkowitz|Howard C. Berkowitz]] 19:19, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
 
Far be it from me to be at title purist, but wouldn't "Baldwin Effect" be more in keeping with convention? [[User:Howard C. Berkowitz|Howard C. Berkowitz]] 19:19, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
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:Not too far, though. I anticipated comments.
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:The Baldwin Effect is almost always referred to as "The Baldwin Effect"; try Google Scholar, for example.  Examples:
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The Baldwin Effect: A Matter of Perspective
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Evolution and Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered
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Bruce H. Weber and David J. Depew, eds
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Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003
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(341 pp; $50.00 hbk; ISBN 0-262-23229-4)
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The Baldwin Effect
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George Gaylord Simpson
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Evolution, VoL 7, No.2. (Jun., 1953), pp. 110-117.
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Indeed, now that you bring it up, I think the title should read "The Baldwin Effect" instead of "The Baldwin effect". How would I go about doing that, exactly.
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 Definition Evolutionary process whereby a facile ability to learn something advantageous to an individual's fitness becomes, over a variable number of generations, genetically encoded in the gene pool of a species. [d] [e]

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Far be it from me to be at title purist, but wouldn't "Baldwin Effect" be more in keeping with convention? Howard C. Berkowitz 19:19, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Not too far, though. I anticipated comments.
The Baldwin Effect is almost always referred to as "The Baldwin Effect"; try Google Scholar, for example. Examples:

The Baldwin Effect: A Matter of Perspective Evolution and Learning: The Baldwin Effect Reconsidered Bruce H. Weber and David J. Depew, eds Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003 (341 pp; $50.00 hbk; ISBN 0-262-23229-4)

The Baldwin Effect George Gaylord Simpson Evolution, VoL 7, No.2. (Jun., 1953), pp. 110-117.

Indeed, now that you bring it up, I think the title should read "The Baldwin Effect" instead of "The Baldwin effect". How would I go about doing that, exactly.