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Wired for CultureIrth—namely 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 MOBI last years of huma

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N 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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➚ Wired for Culture free download ➟ Author Mark Pagel – Citybreakscheap.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 genWired for Culture free download Author Mark Pagel Citybreakscheapcouk 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 b

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  • Gerrit

    DOC ¾ READER Wired for Culture Kindle Edition FREE 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 survival may sound reductionist to some in the humanities but is well arguedMoreover the book reviews many of the important ways in which culture once it had sprang up altered the selection pressures operating on our genes Thus although culture may be a product of selfish genes to improve their chances of survival our gene pool has also been altered by the new selection pressures introduced by cultureThe book has some problems too First cu


  • Stephen

    DOC ¾ READER Wired for Culture Kindle Edition FREE 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 record ou


  • Michelle

    DOC ¾ READER Wired for Culture Kindle Edition FREE Wired for CultureA very ambitious and enjoyable book What I got out of this book was this message All of human behavior can be explained by looking at our genes This was a great summer read because it is very accessible The dense and jargony nonfictions have their merits but there’s something to be said for a nice light nonfiction book I was a bit skeptical of some of the claims presented in the book however some explanations felt too convenient or too speculative for me It irritated me when Pagel used language implying that genescellsmemes were sentient Maybe he was just trying to be poetic or simplify things but I didn’t like it It makes it easy to lose sight of the real


  • Darius Chong

    DOC ¾ READER Wired for Culture Kindle Edition FREE Wired for CultureIf I can only use one word to encapsulate the message which the authors tries to convey in this book the word wou


  • Anni

    DOC ¾ READER Wired for Culture Kindle Edition FREE 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


  • Art

    DOC ¾ READER Wired for Culture Kindle Edition FREE 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


  • Eric Lawton

    DOC ¾ READER Wired for Culture Kindle Edition FREE 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 readily to mind Much illustration by false analogies the ueen in an ant colony does not rule the colony in the same way as a human monarch rules a nation Another review on Goodreads said that the reviewer tho


  • Ileana

    DOC ¾ READER Wired for Culture Kindle Edition FREE 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 sp


  • Dorotea

    DOC ¾ READER Wired for Culture Kindle Edition FREE 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 of Self Organization but feel free to skip everything else


  • Rafael Villalobos

    DOC ¾ READER Wired for Culture Kindle Edition FREE Wired for CultureInformative thought provoking I took notes