Boek cover Ape that Understood the Universe, The van Steve Stewart-Williams (Onbekend)

Ape that Understood the Universe, The

How the Mind and Culture Evolve

Engels | Luisterboek | Verteller: Tom Lawrence | 9781108732765 | Speelduur: 15:53:31
Onbekend 20,2
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uitgever Cambridge University Press
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Luisterboek
Speelduur 15:53:31
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Steve Stewart-Williams | Michael Shermer
Verteller(s) Tom Lawrence
Uitgever Cambridge University Press
Studieboek Ja
Verpakking breedte 152 mm
Verpakking lengte 228 mm


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, our languages, and science? The book tackles these issues by drawing on ideas from two major schools of thought: evolutionary psychology and cultural evolutionary theory.

The guiding assumption is that humans are animals, and that like all animals, we evolved to pass on our genes. At some point, however, we also evolved the capacity for culture - and from that moment, culture began evolving in its own right. This transformed us from a mere ape into an ape capable of reshaping the planet, travelling to other worlds, and understanding the vast universe of which we're but a tiny, fleeting fragment.

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