by phil on Wednesday Oct 8, 2003 9:27 AM

Hidden behind this word, neoteny, is almost 150 years of muddled history. The examination of the effects of the prolongation of maturation rates, and the carrying of infant features into adulthood, has led to a strange combination of misunderstanding and controversy. There is a hidden, yet powerful potential for change and for the discovery of uncharted pathways in cultural anthropology, neuropsychology and medicine, mythology, psychology, the philosophy of science, and evolutionary biology when they are explored using the tools that those familiar with the word neoteny possess. (Neoteny link)

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