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Adaptation without insight

Sterelny, Kim; Boyd, Robert; Mace, Ruth; Macedo, Stephen; Orr, H. Allen


Human beings are a very different kind of animal. We have evolved to become the most dominant species on Earth. We have a larger geographical range and process more energy than any other creature alive. This astonishing transformation is usually explained in terms of cognitive ability—people are just smarter than all the rest. But in this compelling book, Robert Boyd argues that culture—our ability to learn from each other—has been the essential ingredient of our remarkable success. A...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: A Different Kind of Animal
DOI: .2307/j.ctvc7799z.8


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