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Evolution everywhere

Posted by Gernier on 29 Aug 2008 at 09:08 GMT

Though the general idea of applying evolutionary models derived from biology to the cultural realm has been around for a long time, there has been a slew of recent interest in pursuing these comparisons. Bentley's article is a fantastic example of the kinds of insights that can be gained by not just talking about the similarities between biology and culture, but by applying statistical techniques and doing some rigorous analysis. Great stuff.