Origin Story by David Christian

Origin Story by David Christian

Author:David Christian
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: 2018-05-22T04:00:00+00:00


Although the size and structure of the human brain have not changed since Homo sapiens first appeared in East Africa… the learning capability of individual human beings and their historical memory have grown over the centuries through shared learning—that is, through the transmission of culture. Cultural evolution, a nonbiological mode of adaptation, acts in parallel with biological evolution as the means of transmitting knowledge of the past and adaptive behaviour across generations. All human accomplishments, from antiquity to modern times, are products of a shared memory accumulated over centuries.20



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