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Talk:Baldwin effect

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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]


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. —Anthony.Sebastian 20:21, 15 December 2010 (UTC)