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The ape that understood the universe : how the mind and culture evolve

Author: Steve Stewart-Williams
Publisher: [Cambridge, United Kingdom] : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Ape That Understood the Universe is the story of the strangest animal in the world: the human animal. It opens with a question: How would an alien scientist view our species? What would it make of our sex differences, our sexual behavior, our child-rearing patterns, our moral codes, our religions, languages, and science? The book tackles these issues by drawing on ideas from two major schools of thought:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Stewart-Williams
ISBN: 9781108425049 1108425046
OCLC Number: 1023054019
Description: xii, 368 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The alien's challenge --
Darwin comes to mind --
The SeXX/XY animal --
The dating, mating, baby-making animal --
The altruistic animal --
The cultural animal --
Appendix A. How to win an argument with a blank slater --
Appendix B. How to win an argument with an anti-memeticist --
Permissions --
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Other Titles: How the mind and culture evolve
Responsibility: Steve Stewart-Williams, University of Nottingham.

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