It came into my email yesterday as part of the current issue of the journal Acta Biotheoretica.Yes. This all seems rather straightforward. Why did it catch your attention?
I found it interesting because it reports on further developments in the Nature/Culture issues and debates that have long vexed anthropology and sociology, and I posted it here because of its relevance to claims continuing to be made here that humans and other life forms are essentially automata determined by genetics.
Think of it in terms of the difference between group behavior and socialization recognized in much/most of the animal kingdom and the proliferation in our species of countless distinctive cultures deveoping different ways of life, different beliefs and mores, different ways of being human. It's expressed in the paper's title: "The Cultural Evolution of Human Nature."At the moment I'm trying to figure out the difference between more culturally evolved and more socialized. Right now I don't see the difference. If socialization ≠ cultural evolution, what is the difference?