CBC: Ideas: Wired For Culture

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CBC Radio One - IdeasCBC Radio’s Ideas programme from August 19th, 2012 is entitled “Wired For Culture” and is a conversation with Professor Mark Pagel, the author of Wired For Culture: Origins Of The Human Social Mind. With host Paul Kennnedy the talk starts off discussing the differences between humans and apes (with non-human animals there is no accumulation of cultural technology or ideas). It’s an absolutely fascinating discussion. And it goes towards the relationship between ideas and copying of ideas – and hence copyright. Here’s the official description:

Human beings have a unique evolutionary history. We are at the mercy of neither biology nor luck. We survive by learning from each other. Evolutionary biologist Mark Pagel tells us humans are successful because we are “wired for culture.”


Podcast feed: http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/includes/ideas.xml

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