- What can ecosystems learn? Expanding evolutionary ecology with learning theory
- How Can Evolution Learn?
- Evolutionary connectionism: algorithmic principles underlying the evolution of biological organiszation in evo-devo, evo-eco and evolutionary transitions
Though their conclusions seem similar to mine, their argument looks a bit different. They suggest that connectionist learning in ecological populations might be important. If that happens without animal nervous systems, that would be new and interesting. Even without this idea of theirs, my argument for the evolutionary significance of connectionism still stands.