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William F. Allman
(21 May 1955 - )

journalist and author whose articles have appeared in such periodicals as U.S. News & World Report, Esquire and Omni. His books include Apprentices of Wonder: Inside the Neural Network Revolution (1990).

Science Quotes by William F. Allman (1 quote)

Nature and nurture are an inseparable blend of influences that work together to produce our behavior. A growing band of researchers are demonstrating that the bedrock of behaviors that make up the concerns of everyday life, such as sex, language, cooperation, and violence have been carved out by evolution over the eons, and this Stone Age legacy continues to influence modern life today.
— William F. Allman
In Stone Age Present: How Evolution Has Shaped Modern Life: From Sex, Violence and Language to Emotions, Morals and Communities, (1995), 25-26.
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