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Bowen Theory and Evolutionary Theory
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Michael E. Kerr, MD

Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection explains how highly integrated social systems evolve. Bowen’s family systems theory describes how relationship systems function. This article reviews the contributions of Darwin and others to the theory of natural selection, describes basic concepts in Bowen theory, applies Bowen theory to naked mole-rat colonies, and discusses ideas in Bowen theory that might expand evolutionary theory’s understanding of living systems. These ideas include multigenerational emotional programming, emotional regression, and an individuality-togetherness balance in relationship systems. The article does not attempt to integrate the two theories or to explain one theory in the context of the other, but to delineate their different perspectives on the same life processes.

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