Danny Vendramini was born in Alice Springs, in the Australian outback. He had successful careers in a number of fields – as a theater director, TV producer and award-winning film director and scriptwriter – before turning to evolutionary biology.
As an atheist and Darwinian scholar, Vendramini’s work is anchored in evidence based research and deduction, but he believes its his creative imagination that distinguishes his evolutionary theories.
“You need two kinds of scientists. People who are into experimentation, detailed observation and analysis. They’re unquestionably the backbone of scientific progress. But you also need a few left-field people who can look at the big picture and envisage new paradigms and possibilities.”
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The Second Evolution
In Danny Vendramini’s forthcoming book, The Second Evolution, he outlines his radical new theory of behavioral evolution – teem theory. It argues that evolution on earth is regulated not by a single evolutionary process (natural selection), but by two. He suggest that a second evolutionary process (which he calls ‘teemosis’) allows multicellular animals (including humans) to acquire instincts, innate behaviors and emotions directly from their environment. These acquired behaviors in turn drive physical evolution.
A pictorial biography of Charles Darwin
This website is intended as a resource for Darwinian scholars and students. For the first time, it attempts to gather in a single database, every photo, painting and drawing ever made of Darwin. The site quotes extensively from a short autobiography Darwin wrote in 1876, ostensibly for his children, but obviously written with an eye to posterity.
Danny is an experienced solo backpacker, having visited over 170 cities in 38 countries. He’s also an avid travel photographer. These passions have come together in a website of travel photos.
“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.”