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A subset of APT.

[Sammet 1969, p. 606].


To make suitable for a particular purpose or new requirements or conditions, by means of modifications or changes.
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Adaptively Relevant Environments Versus the Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness.
Esta postura viene a contrapesar las pro puestas de la ecologia del comportamiento, para las que la seleccion natural solo habia intervenido en el pasado al conformar la plasticidad conductual humana: "human adaptedness and adaptation do not make us immune from natural selection and that despite historically based reasons for doing so, we cannot continue to equate the creative ability of humans with some bizarre, extraordinary means of escaping selective environments" (O'Brien y Holland, 1992: 37).
Human nature, early experience and the environment of evolutionary adaptedness.
Archetypal structures have evolved by conferring selective advantage to humans in our environment of evolutionary adaptedness.
Biologists refer to these challenges as the environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA).
Let him weigh well the adaptedness, condition and power of the various organizations for benefiting our people, and learn how the money and labor can be most efficiently applied.
But in First Contact we are also shown an alternative social order that relies on female leadership; in the terms of sociocultural evolutionism, according to which species and societies evolve by adapting (to) their environment, the Borg culture would seem the epitome of adaptedness.
Living with dysphagia: Some aspects of the experiental meaning of handicap, adaptedness and confirmation.
1838, Charles Darwin read Malthus' Essay on the Principle of Population and first conceived the concept of natural selection for adaptedness (Encyclopedia Britannica, 1983).
Dawkins likens the adaptedness of an organism to its environment in the way a key embodies information about a lock.
But while economists generally take preferences as given, Rubin argues that Darwinian biology can explain human preferences as shaped by natural selection to serve man's fitness in what he calls the "environment of evolutionary adaptedness," or EEA.
Rubin begins with a nice discussion of the environment of evolutionary adaptedness (EEA) and the impact that environment would have had on early humans.