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Cultural Evolution

But though this progress of human affairs may appear certain and inevitable, and though the support which allegiance brings to justice, be founded on obvious principles of human nature, it cannot be expected that men should beforehand be able to discover them, or foresee their operation. Government commences more casually and more imperfectly.

See cultural evolution, but note that for most of its history the term has referred to any defined process of cultural change or progress, and not specifically to Darwinian evolution. We understand cultural evolution as a facet of Gene-Culture Coevolution, and largely agree with Richerson and Boyd in Not by Genes Alone.

Watch: Joe Henrich: How Culture Drove Evolution
Watch: Susan Blackmore: Memes and Temes.

analysis/social/cultural_evolution.txt · Last modified: 2013/12/24 10:40 by ram