Re: Social evolution of hominids

Susan S. Chin (
Sun, 19 Jan 1997 00:38:57 GMT

: wrote:
: snip
: >cultures are evolutionarily behind those cultures where <snip> wrote:
: I see that we speak of different things. When speaking of evolution,
: I usually mean biological evolution. Cultural evolution is a
: separate thing.

That's funny. Most of your examples tend to come from culturally evolved
behaviors with little biological rationale behind them.

: >I have never come across this idea of behavior=gene correlation
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: >I think you are confusing behavior with biology. <snip>

: There is inborn behaviour, which is gene-linked, and cultural
: behaviour, which is learned, and combinations of the two, if I
: understand it right.

And exactly where does "genetically fixed monogamy" fall into this?

: But since I originally left the most common social structure of
: humans in historical times, the male polygamy, away from my
: calculations, and I have realized how flexible the human cultural
: status is, I think this thread has made all it could.

: Thank you, for participating!

Well,there were alot of questions left unanswered. But perhaps there are
no answers, so we may have to end on this note. From clitoral evolution to
male castration.... it's been...interesting. Thanks for starting the thread.