“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” 

Moorish proverb

author bio

Danny Vendramini was born in Alice Springs, in the Australian outback. He had successful careers in a number of fields - as a theatre 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 ultimately it is his artistic imagination and scientific creativity 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."

He lives in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. He has two daughters with the writer Rosie Scott; Josie, a journalist,  filmmaker and actor; and Bella, actor and bestselling author of Biting the Big Apple'and Naked in Public.

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author Danny Vendramini on some of his travels

Lake Mungo, NSW, site of the
oldest human remains in Australia

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Medical Hypotheses

the evolution of behaviour

Check out Danny Vendramini's 2005 paper on Teem theory. In it he argues that the evolution of innate behaviour, emotions and instincts in multicellular animals is regulated, not by natural selection, but by a second evolutionary process encrypted in non-protein-coding DNA.

three danny vendramini websites

the second evolution: the final piece of the darwinian puzzle

In Danny Vendramini's forthcoming book, The Second Evolution, he outlines his radical new theory of behavioural 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 behaviours and emotions directly from their environment. These acquired behaviours in turn drive physical evolution.

charles darwin: in his own words
a pictorial biography of charles darwin

This site 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.

recent travel photographs

Danny is an experienced solo backpacker, having visited over 170 cities in 35 countries. He's also an avid photographer. These passions have come together in a website of travel photos.

All the photos are copyright free for non-commercial purposes.

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