Saturday, 26 October 2013

Mark Pagel: The cultural survival vehicle

This one is from the 2013 International Conference on Evolutionary Patterns.

The other conference videos are here.

The material about mammalian imprinting mechanisms imprinting individuals on their cultures seems both insightful and probably correct.

Applying the term "cultural survival vehicle" exclusively to human tribes seems very wrong to me, though. Surely a physical bible is at least equally deserving of such a title.

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