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So how can evolutionary psychologists ensure that their research is not mere fantasy? There are a number of methods in addition to the usual ones used by psychologists to evaluate their theories (questionnaire studies, interviews, experiments and so on). One is to use research methods from behavioural genetics (see chapter 6) which attempt to separate out the effects of genes and the environment by studying twins. One of the assumptions of this type of research is that because identical twins are genetically identical, any differences between them must be due to the environment.
To have plumper turkeys) and each generation selected is a step on the way to achieving this goal. In evolution, there is no omnipotent being choosing which organism should survive and which should be consigned to oblivion, and there is no ultimate goal that the selection process is trying to achieve (see Dawkins, 1986). Mechanisms of evolutionary change Most biologists consider that natural selection plays the most crucial role in evolution; but that is not to say they believe it is the only thing that has led to life being the way it is today.
The formation of proteins from DNA is called transcription. DNA has one other main function – to make copies of itself, otherwise known as replication. Replication occurs when a strand of DNA fully unzips to form two separate strands. As before, free-floating bases attach to the exposed bases on the strand to form two new identical strands. Each species may, in theory, be defined by the specific proteins that its DNA produces. 4). Many behavioural biologists believe that differences in personality and intellectual ability may, in part, be traced back to differences in the genetic code that we inherit since the various levels of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) that each of us has at a given time are related to the particular DNA we inherit.