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Frozen cultural plasticity

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 March 2016

Petr Houdek
Affiliation:
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies, J. E. Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem, CZ-40096 Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. petr.houdek@gmail.com Department of Philosophy and History of Science, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, CZ-12808 Prague 2, Czech Republic. julie.novakova@gmail.comhttp://web.natur.cuni.cz/~houdek3/ Faculty of Business Administration, University of Economics, Prague, CZ-130 67 Prague 3, Czech Republic.
Julie Novakova
Affiliation:
Department of Philosophy and History of Science, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, CZ-12808 Prague 2, Czech Republic. julie.novakova@gmail.comhttp://web.natur.cuni.cz/~houdek3/

Abstract

We discuss cultural group selection under the view of the frozen plasticity theory and the different explanatory power and predictions of this framework. We present evidence that cultural adaptations and their influence on the degree of cooperation may be more complex than presented by Richerson et al., and conclude with the gene-environment-culture relationship and its impacts on cultural group selection.

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