David Sloan Wilson on Cultural Evolution

Over at Social Evolution Forum, I have a piece called “Consensus and Dissensus on Cultural Evolution.” It’s a commentary on David Sloan Wilson’s paper “Human Cultures are Primarily Adaptive at the Group Level.”


David Sloan Wilson detects signs of an emergent consensus around a broad notion of evolution which encompasses both genetic and cultural history and which recognizes as driving forces selection among groups, individuals, and genes.

I hope so. Movement in that direction would be welcome.


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