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Nongenetic Evolution

Evolution, but not as we know it

Nongenetic Evolution refers to evolutionary processes that are not based on changes in genes. For instance, when products or ideas evolve like organisms, such as the development of Gillette razor blades or the Shell corporate logo. Is evolution evolving out of gene-based life forms onto a next level?

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Razorius Gilletus – On the Origin of a Next Species

Is the evolution of the single bladed razor into an exorbitant five–bladed vibrating gizmo the outcome of human needs, …

The Order Electrus

The Order Electrus is a fictional documentary which shows Floris Kaayk’s imaginary world of industrialised nature.

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Darwinian Selection of the Cowboy Hat

The standard story of the cowboy hat goes something like this: In 1865, J.B. Stetson went out west during the …

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Shell Logo Evolution

Corporate logos constantly have to adapt in order to survive. In the case of the Shell oil company this results in an …

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The Evolutionary History of Office Chairs

On the shortlist for the year's strangest book title , Jonathan Olivares'  A Taxonomy of Office Chairs charts the …