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Kevin Laland
Professor of Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews

Kevin Laland is professor of behavioural and evolutionary biology at University of St Andrews in Scotland, and project leader of the extended evolutionary synthesis research programme. His latest book is Darwin's Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind (2017). 

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Evolution
Evolution unleashed

Is evolutionary science due for a major overhaul – or is talk of ‘revolution’ misguided?

Kevin Laland