Periodicals>Journal Article:  Sutton-Smith, Brian , Play Theory, Journal of Play, Vol 1, Issue 1, Retrieved on 2021-02-28
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    28 FEB 2021

     Evolutionary Origins of Play

    There are several kinds of speculation about the origins of play: (a) The first holds that play originates as a mutation and therefore an amelioration of dangerous adaptational conJicts. According to John Allman in Evolving Brains, this play mutation constitutes a pre-existing genetic function. (b) Some scholars claim the most fundamental conJict arises between dangerous and mutually threatening opponents. In studies of such conJicts, 80 percent of the time creatures from ants to mammals ac...
    Folksonomies: play evolution
    Folksonomies: play evolution
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