What was the very first properly social technology? The answer may surprise you
Archive for ‘Cultural Evolution’
Hotwiring the Evolutionary Origins of Discrimination
Racist impulses can be traced to paleolithic era psychology, where it was wise to distrust outsiders. But we like to think we’re not cave people anymore, don’t we?
Seekers and Destroyers: An Evolutionary Origin for Archetypes?
“Individuals with higher levels of testosterone mixed with novelty seeking and very low agreeableness perhaps gravitated toward the role of defending, raiding, and leading hunts. Hence the warrior archetype. Those with the most mental horsepower coupled with little emotionality gravitated toward knowledge repository and adjudicator roles. Hence the Sage archetype”
You and your tribal social instincts
Weapon of Choice: Not by Genes Alone: How Culture Transformed Human Evolution By Peter J. Richardson and Robert Boyd […]