Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind [ WIRED FOR CULTURE: ORIGINS OF THE HUMAN SOCIAL MIND ] by Pagel, Mark (Author) Feb-27-2012 [ Hardcover ]
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The idea is a not a new one - Darwin himself came close to proposing something very similar in his "The Descent of Man" of 1871. In fact there are times when I think Darwin came closer to getting things right -- for Pagel clearly builds much of this argument on the thinking of Richard Dawkins of the 70s, holding to many of the tenets of "The Selfish Gene" (albeit modified to a more "gene expressionistic" mode of thinking) and consequently departs considerably from the latest thinking of many human biologists with regard to what drives evolutionary pathways, as well as what lies behind the workings of the human mind.Read more ›