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More on evolutionary psychology and morality | social bat .org

More on evolutionary psychology and morality | social bat .org | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
I have been reading work by the evolutionary psychologists Peter Descioli and Robert Kurzban. Kurzban gave a great talk I saw last week at a conference proposing that the reason people have Kantian rule-based systems of ...
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Possible reductionism alert at the end of the article! Other than that, an interesting read.

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Loss of culture through destruction - Daily Sabah

Loss of culture through destruction - Daily Sabah | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“One day you wake up in a world exposed to dramatic devastation. Ornate courtyards, historic marketplaces and other timeworn buildings that hide the secrets of a thousand years prior are nothing but empty ruins now.”
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Understanding Male Investment In Children

Understanding Male Investment In Children | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“It's about more than just the children (Understanding Male Investment In Children [Evolutionary Psychology] http://t.co/xOF1H3esQC #children)”
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Fossil Shows Early Evolution of Complex Multicellular Life - Guardian Liberty Voice

Fossil Shows Early Evolution of Complex Multicellular Life - Guardian Liberty Voice | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“Guardian Liberty Voice Fossil Shows Early Evolution of Complex Multicellular Life Guardian Liberty Voice Tiny spheroidal fossils from a formation in South China provide insights into the early evolutionary history of complex multicellular life,...”
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1.8M-year-old skull gives glimpse of our evolution, suggests early man was single species

1.8M-year-old skull gives glimpse of our evolution, suggests early man was single species | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“The discovery of a 1.8-million-year-old skull of a human ancestor buried under a medieval Georgian village provides a vivid picture of early evolution and indicates our family tree may have fewer branches than some believe, scientists say.”
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“Kami”: The Evolution of Japan’s Native Gods

“Kami”: The Evolution of Japan’s Native Gods | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“Since ancient times, Japanese people have revered kami, the gods of Shintō. And for over a millennium they have also practiced Buddhism, sometimes conflating Buddhas with their native divinities.”
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Ancient Social Media--Campfire Stories and the Evolution of Human Culture - Guardian Liberty Voice

Ancient Social Media--Campfire Stories and the Evolution of Human Culture - Guardian Liberty Voice | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“Guardian Liberty Voice Ancient Social Media--Campfire Stories and the Evolution of Human Culture Guardian Liberty Voice Telling stories around a campfire may have begun the evolution of human culture and served as a form of ancient social media for...”
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Frontiers | The evolution of music and human social capability | Evolutionary Psychology and Neuroscience

“Music is a core human experience and generative processes reflect cognitive capabilities. Music is often functional because it is something that can promote human well-being by facilitating human c...”
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The Prehistoric Attendee: The Evolutionary Psychology of Events

The Prehistoric Attendee: The Evolutionary Psychology of Events | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“No-one can deny that technology has transformed the meeting industry. However, events are fundamentally about people coming together and we have been doing that since the beginning of human history.”
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Angry Expressions Show Universal Signs of Human Strength, Study Suggests - Chinatopix

Angry Expressions Show Universal Signs of Human Strength, Study Suggests - Chinatopix | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“Angry Expressions Show Universal Signs of Human Strength, Study Suggests Chinatopix The lead author, Aaron Sell, who is a lecturer at Griffith University as well as a postdoctoral scholar from UC Santa Barbara's Center for Evolutionary Psychology,...”
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How a Potawatomi tribe lost its culture and what it takes to bring it back - Michigan Radio

How a Potawatomi tribe lost its culture and what it takes to bring it back - Michigan Radio | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“Michigan Radio How a Potawatomi tribe lost its culture and what it takes to bring it back Michigan Radio Native American culture has been struggling to survive for more than a century.”
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The origin of laughter, smiles and tears – Michael Graziano – Aeon

The origin of laughter, smiles and tears – Michael Graziano – Aeon | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
Why do laughter, smiles and tears look so similar? Perhaps because they all evolved from a single root
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Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds? - Lab Manager Magazine

Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds? - Lab Manager Magazine | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“Do Gut Bacteria Rule Our Minds? Lab Manager Magazine Aktipis, who is an evolutionary biologist and a psychologist, was drawn to the opportunity to investigate the complex interaction of the different fitness interests of microbes and their hosts...”
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Ursula K. Le Guin on Being a Man

Ursula K. Le Guin on Being a Man | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“A journey to where the semicolon meets the soul. Who are we when we, to borrow Hannah Arendt's enduring words, "are together with no one”
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Is the internet God? Alexander Bard's Syntheism paves the way for a new elite

Is the internet God? Alexander Bard's Syntheism paves the way for a new elite | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“The participatory culture of the internet will overturn our sense of ourselves as individuals, says the activist and new religious leader. By Mark Piesing”
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Entire Neanderthal genome finally mapped – with amazing results

Entire Neanderthal genome finally mapped – with amazing results | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“The results of an extensive analysis of a 50,000-year-old toe bone belonging to a Neanderthal woman, which was unearthed in a cave in 2010, have been long awaited.”
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The Artist Who Helps Scientists Imagine the Future of Evolution - io9

The Artist Who Helps Scientists Imagine the Future of Evolution - io9 | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“io9 The Artist Who Helps Scientists Imagine the Future of Evolution io9 In fifty years, as we flee regions made unlivable by climate change, we'll want to adapt quickly to new habitats.”
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The Annoying Comment I Got When I Posted Emma Watson's #HeForShe Speech - Huffington Post Canada

The Annoying Comment I Got When I Posted Emma Watson's #HeForShe Speech - Huffington Post Canada | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“The Annoying Comment I Got When I Posted Emma Watson's #HeForShe Speech Huffington Post Canada The argument is this: feminists blame patriarchy theory for the existence and enforcement of gender roles.”
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This blogpost starts out as a comment on gender issues, but ends up being a short reflection on our relation with technology and the use of the "is/ought" argument.
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The Direction of Cultural Evolution, Macroanalysis at 3 Quarks Daily

The Direction of Cultural Evolution, Macroanalysis at 3 Quarks Daily | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“As soon as I finished up my series of posts about Matt Jockers, Macroanalysis: Digital Methods & Literary History, I set up a file on my Mac for further thoughts, knowing full well I’d keep thi...”
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Did Fireside Tales Aid Social and Cultural Evolution? - Archaeology Magazine

Did Fireside Tales Aid Social and Cultural Evolution? - Archaeology Magazine | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“Did Fireside Tales Aid Social and Cultural Evolution? http://t.co/hOJJN6aYuM #archaeology”
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Evolution Of Responses To (un)fairness - Science 2.0

Evolution Of Responses To (un)fairness - Science 2.0 | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“Medical Daily Evolution Of Responses To (un)fairness Science 2.0 The sense of fairness did not evolve for the sake of fairness per se but in order to reap the benefits of continued cooperation, so say Frans de Waal, PhD, and Sarah Brosnan, PhD,...”
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Steven Pinker's “The Better Angels of our Nature” - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Steven Pinker's “The Better Angels of our Nature” - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“Steven Pinker's “The Better Angels of our Nature” Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies This book offers a colossal synthesis of history, biology, philosophy, psychology and neurophysiology.”
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Interesting review, pointing to some possible flaws in Pinker's use of sources, and, moreover, offering a rather elitist alternative for Pinker's account of the decline of violence.
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"The 'Intelligence Niche' is a Flawed Notion of Evolution" (Holiday Weekend ... - The Daily Galaxy (blog)

"The 'Intelligence Niche' is a Flawed Notion of Evolution" (Holiday Weekend ... - The Daily Galaxy (blog) | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“"The 'Intelligence Niche' is a Flawed Notion of Evolution" (Holiday Weekend ...”
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A fascinating visualization of how culture expanded around the world - The Next Web

A fascinating visualization of how culture expanded around the world - The Next Web | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“A fascinating visualization of how culture expanded around the world The Next Web The theme of this year's #TNWUSA conference is 'Where Business and Cultures Collide.' We'll be focusing on international growth and regional technology trends, as...”
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Preserving Biocultural Diversity - New York Times

Preserving Biocultural Diversity - New York Times | Cultural evolution | Scoop.it
“New York Times Preserving Biocultural Diversity New York Times Both evolve via a process of descent with modification, although cultural evolution is far more rapid than biological evolution.”
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