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Biological, cultural and technological evolution?

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Postby AstusAleator » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:16 am

If the topic is to be pursued scientifically, it doesn't matter what social/cultural/religous doctrines make people think about it.
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Re: Biological, cultural and technological evolution?

Postby Fisher » Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:57 am

Hey, I've just been studying this recently in my Bio 3/4 class (I'm Australian).

Basically what I can gather is that Biological evolution is the evolution that we see in every living thing around us, with genetic drift, and gene flow and natural selection and all that. It happens everywhere.
However, Cultural and Technological are only relevant to humans.

Cultural refers to things like our ability to communicate with language, and that we have developed art and concepts like that, which no other animal understands.

Technology then also refers to our ability to craft tools and since we have developed since our stone wielding Hominin ancestors, things such as drugs and medicine and harnessing electricity.

I hope this has helped.
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Re: Biological, cultural and technological evolution?

Postby JackBean » Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:06 pm

Fisher wrote:However, Cultural and Technological are only relevant to humans.

I disagree. Many species show some sort of culture and relationships and similarly many species use some sort of tools and probably both of these have change, evolved, during time...
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