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Evolution and the human family - Audio

Can Darwin's theory of evolution be applied to cultural institutions like the family? If so, how can it help us to understand how family structures have evolved? If not, what are the limitations of a ... Read more

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Evolution and the family

Evolution and the family

A short introduction to this album.

1 Apr 2010

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How families have evolved

How families have evolved

What happens when you apply Darwin to human social structures? Ruth Mace explains the value of this approach.

1 Apr 2010

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Dismantle the family with Darwinian tools

Dismantle the family with Darwinian tools

The comparative method can be used to investigate how culture relates to environment. The reproductive pattern of human ... Read more

1 Apr 2010

8mins

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Why are families getting smaller?

Why are families getting smaller?

The current decline in family size seems to contradict the Darwinian model of inclusive fitness but it can be explained ... Read more

1 Apr 2010

7mins

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The limits of a Darwinian approach to the family

The limits of a Darwinian approach to the family

Does technology lead behaviour or does behaviour lead technology? Ruth Mace argues that the pill was invented to serve a... Read more

1 Apr 2010

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