Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Culture and Evolution

Memorial of Blessed Damien Joseph de Veuster of Moloka'i

That culture has a primacy in human history ought not to be a surprise to readers here. It now appears that with Not By Genes Alone : How Culture Transformed Human Evolution by Peter J. Richerson and Robert Boyd, there may be empirical, mathematical corroboration (NYT frr) of the personalism and phenomenology given fruitful witness by John Paul the Great.

Aside: Without yet reading the book, this strikes me as another compelling demonstration of microevolution. The giveaway that there may be no macroevolutionary assertion by the authors here is the gratuitious swipe at ID at the end of the interview.

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