cultural evolution

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cultural evolution Evolution that is based on the transmission of information other than genetically (i.e. culturally). In humans, such transmission embraces customs, beliefs, and the acquisition and communication of knowledge. Adaptation by cultural change can be far more rapid than by genetic alteration.

cultural evolution

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cultural evolution Evolution that is based on the transmission of information other than genetically (i.e. culturally). In humans, such transmission embraces customs, beliefs, and the acquisition and communication of knowledge. Adaptation by cultural change can be far more rapid than by genetic alteration.