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Cultural Evolution of Behaviour

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The paper discusses cultural evolution in macaques, chimpanzees and other primates, the creative role of the female in cultural evolution, the cultural evolution of human behaviour not involving language, especially the position in which mothers hold babies and the posture of prayer, culture changes that alter the conditions for natural selection, and the concept of behavioural selection, that is, organic changes produced by natural selection in response to changed conditions resulting from changes in behaviour.

Affiliations: 1: (Department of Sociology, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 218, Reading, Berks., RG6 2AA, England


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