Raymond michel

Directeur de recherche CNRS

Human evolutionary biology, by pushing aside the traditional (but arbitrary) barriers between evolutionary biology and human sciences, address with a new angle all human affairs. My interest focuses particularly on cultural evolution, understanding handedness, conflicts related to parental investment, evolution of the aesthetic preferences, and understanding of some Darwinian puzzles (frequent and heritable traits apparently deleterious to Darwinian fitness because of their association with lower fertility, lower longevity, or both). Teaching: I organise an optional module “Introduction of Human Evolutionary Biology” at the master level (M2R BEE).


  1. Raymond, M., D. Pontier, A.-B. Dufour, and A. P. Møller. 1996. Frequency-dependent maintenance of left handedness in humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 263:1627-1633.

  2. Roes, F. L., and M. Raymond. 2003. Belief in moralizing gods. Evolution and Human Behavior 24:126-135.

  3. Alvergne, A., C. Faurie, and M. Raymond. 2007. Differential facial resemblance of young children to their parents: who do children look like more? Evolution and Human Behavior 28:135-144.

  4. Faurie, C., and M. Raymond. 2005. Handedness, homicide and negative frequency-dependent selection. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 272:25-28.

  5. Thomas, F., T. Lefèvre, and M. Raymond (Ed). 2010. Biologie évolutive. Pp. 830. De Boeck.