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Cultural Evolution

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[Revised entry by Tim Lewens on May 1, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] In the broadest terms, theories of evolution seek to explain why species are the ways they are. For many evolutionists, this means explaining the possession by species of characteristic adaptations. It also means explaining diversity within species. The general mark of modern theories of cultural evolution is their insistence on the significance of cultural inheritance - particularly various forms of learning from others - for both of these questions. The prima-facie case for cultural evolutionary theories is irresistible....

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