International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2021 (Vols. 1-59)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
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'Beneš J, 1983: Culture as an Important Factor of Evolution. Anthropologie (Brno) 21, 1: 49-51'.
In this paper dealing with the role of social environment in relation to biological factors two focal ideas are stressed: First, in modern man natural selection has lost the power necessary for formation of a new species, instead of it taking over the role of controlling agent keeping human population in status quo in the existing environment. Second, biological factors are mediated through social institutions in such a way that they evoke both differentiations (divergence) and unification (homogenization), i.e. two different processes which, however, tend to the integration of modern mankind.
Natural selection - Evolution - Culture - Differentation - Homogenization - Integration - Social filter

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