Intra/Inter Cultural Variation

Gessler, Nicholas (gessler@ANTHRO.SSCNET.UCLA.EDU)
Sun, 30 Apr 1995 11:07:00 PDT

And I too agree with both Alan LaFlamme and Danny Yee that "at least in some
areas" or "ways" variation is significant. Both intra and inter culturally
it might be fruitful to explore the dynamics of those differences. It would
seem that the dynamics of these "coadaptations" (in the larger sense) are
what makes life interesting and perhaps livable. This is one reason I find
artificial life models so fascinating: When given the maximal freedom to
evolve without investigator directions, they quickly move into a
coadaptational state. To me this indicates that there is something extremely
important and fundamental about coadaptation at all levels (intra and inter).
What think you (all)?
Nick Gessler
UCLA Anthropology