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Human evolutionary history and contemporary evolutionary theory provide insight when assessing cultural group selection



Human evolutionary history and contemporary evolutionary theory provide insight when assessing cultural group selection



Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39: E37



Richerson et al. provide a much needed roadmap for assessing cultural group selection (CGS) theory and for applying it to understanding variation between contemporary human groups. However, the current proposal lacks connection to relevant evidence from the human evolutionary record and requires a better integration with contemporary evolutionary theory. The article also misapplies the F st statistic.

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DOI: 10.1017/s0140525x15000102


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