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Wired for CultureEly the culture into which we are born It is our cultures and not our genes that determine which foods we eat which languages we speak which people we love and marry and which people we kill in war But how did our species develop a mind that is hardWired for Culture—and why?Evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel tracks this intriguing uestion through the Wired for eBook last years of h

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❰Download❯ ➵ Wired for Culture Author Mark Pagel – Srl-ltd.co.uk A uniue trait of the human species is that our personalities lifestyles and worldviews are shaped by an accident of birth—namely the culture into which we are born It is our cultures and not our genDownload Wired for Culture Author Mark Pagel Srl ltdcouk A uniue trait of the human species is that our personalities lifestyles and worldviews are shaped by an accident of birth—namely the culture into which we are born It is our cultures and not our gen A uniue trait of the human species is that our personalities lifestyles and worldviews are shaped by an accident of birth—nam

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Uman evolution revealing how an innate propensity to contribute and conform to the culture of our birth not only enabled human survival and progress in the past but also continues to influence our behavior today Shedding light on our species’ defining attributes—from art morality and altruism to self interest deception and prejudice—Wired for Culture offers surprising new insights into what it means to be human

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  • Gerrit

    eBook í Wired for Culture Hardcover Wired for CultureAn interesting book that provides an extensive and highly plausible account of the evolution of culture in our species The book's central tenet selfish genes construct physical survival vehicles in our bodies and cultural survival machines solely as a means to increase their own survi


  • Stephen

    eBook í Wired for Culture Hardcover Wired for CultureFor whatever reason late spring and early summer is my slowest reading time so this one took me a while to finish It was not because it was not good or interesting The concept of what makes humans uniuely human has evolved over the years and has settled on symbolic language and culture We are the only animal that can rec


  • Michelle

    eBook í Wired for Culture Hardcover Wired for CultureA very ambitious and enjoyable book What I got out of this book was this message All of human behavior can be expl


  • Darius Chong

    eBook í Wired for Culture Hardcover Wired for CultureIf I can only use one word to encapsulate the message which the authors tries to convey in this book the word would be CYNICISM The author tries to rationalize human behaviors of all kinds whether it be a disposition to subscribe to a certain religious belief ideology culture or having acts of altruism etc using the notion of cynicism suggesting that every acts of humans be it good or evil are motivated by s


  • Anni

    eBook í Wired for Culture Hardcover Wired for CultureA book in my favourite genre social science well explained and up to date but not overly simplified Took me uite a long time to finish not because of the book but because I had to put it aside for other books to be read first Pagel's style of writing is very pleasant with a good sense of style Some of his witty remarks came uite close to political commentary but luckily not to an annoying degree Cultural evolution is a hot topic that can be used to explain almost anything Pagel stands clear from political opportunism and focuses on his core topic what makes us the humans fundamentally different from the rest of the animal kingdomThis uestion although very much worth discussing oddly enough slightly undermines the whole idea of culture My reading of culture is that it is just a tool box for coping in a shared sense of reality Pagel's


  • Art

    eBook í Wired for Culture Hardcover Wired for CultureInteresting book about our genetic human evolution and our cultural social evolution A long dry academic and textbook y book Three and a half stars Genes ruled the evolution of life for billions of years But then a hundred eighty thousand years ago culture began competing with genes to guide humanoid evolution These humans could copy improve and learn from others Culture explains the differenc


  • Eric Lawton

    eBook í Wired for Culture Hardcover Wired for CultureI didn't exactly finish this I read about 14 then samples from the remaining chapters in the hopes that it would get better It didn't Even though I agree with some of Pagel’s conclusions his arguments made me cringe Much cherry picking of data so even when I agreed with the conclusion I found myself thinking of counter examples that came fairly readil


  • Ileana

    eBook í Wired for Culture Hardcover Wired for CultureThe book annoyed me on several levels It seems like a book for logic if you can accept this than this other thing is true and so forth constructing a foundation for his theory It seems like a science book letting me know only some of the facts only the ones who will support his theory and not the other ones Talking about totipotent cells and their divisions and at some point when? probably influenced by the local conditions they decide to transform in pluripotent to specialize a little It is like the genes have some intelligence and it's up to them to become or not pluri or multi or uni potent cells He covered up the fact that there are seuences of DNA that control the number of divisions and which genes come to be expressed though he talked lengt


  • Dorotea

    eBook í Wired for Culture Hardcover Wired for CultureWhat this book is about Left unchecked these ploys kin selection would have caused our societies to collapse before they god off the ground To make our societies work then we had to acuire the social and psychological systems that could somehow overcome and tame selfish instincts born of millions of years of evolution by natural selection to cheat exploit dupe and even murder’s one rivals These systems are our culture Is it worth reading? Yes do read the chapters Ultra sociality and the Cultrual Survival Vehicle and Local Rules and the Emergence


  • Rafael Villalobos

    eBook í Wired for Culture Hardcover Wired for CultureInformative thought provoking I took notes