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Cultural diversity


noun, plural: cultural diversities

A variety or multiformity in race, ethnicity, language, tradition, culture, morality and religion existing within a community, organization, or population.


A good way to quantify or estimate cultural diversity is to count the number of languages spoken regionally or globally. Accordingly, there is an abrupt decline of language use, which may indicate a decline in the world's cultural diversity. Overpopulation, immigration and imperialism (of both the militaristic and cultural kind) are some of the reasons believed to explain any such decline.

Word origin: cultural » culture: Latin cultūra, from cultus, past participle of colere; diversity: Latin dīversitās.

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Re: Human evaluation

... or founding effect/separation of population, which will constrain diversity, although I would say that those do not affect humans. Second, I a m pretty sure we are evolving. Sexual and cultural selection probably affects us (with such factors as skin color) to some ...

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by canalon
Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human evaluation
Replies: 24
Views: 11718

Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation

... beings, I think we would find some universals and some "cultural" and behavioral differences. If we found a variety of universals, ... the best state of existence as an intelligent and conscious being. Diversity will be abundant. Immortality may be possible. How will this change ...

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by jeremyo
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation
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Re: What's in a name?

... that. Subjectivity will be less likely prevented. Though here comes cultural sensitivity. If a classroom is heterozygous or its students are of great diversity,the inclusion of religious curriculum might be probably very conflict-ridden one.

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by mcar
Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What's in a name?
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White Moose - MNR public consultation period

... harvest, and restricted locations for harvest. It is doubtful that such diversity of regulation regarding wildlife management would be possible if ... Resources moves to protect the white moose of Foleyet recogining cultural and social significance - http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/mnr/csb/news/2005/aug23nr%5F05.html ...

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by Joel@WhiteMoose.Ca
Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: White Moose - MNR public consultation period
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