Re: the mind of culture: tops-down or bottoms-up?

Dan Grossman (
13 Jul 1996 01:45:28 GMT

White believed that humans are puppets of culture. Man created culture
for survial;he hen lost control of his creation. There are examples of
Russia under the Czars and Communists seeking warm weather ports and
access to the Middle East.

Great men and women need the proper cultural stage for for their
performances. Darwin and Wallace both came up with the theory of natural
selection because the proper cultural knowledge was present.
Critics refer to free will:White asserted tha free will was a
concept of Western culture. Other cultures have the concept of Kismet.