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By Felipe Fernández-Armesto

we're a peculiar species. Like different species, now we have a tradition. yet through comparability with different species, we're unusually volatile: human cultures self-transform, diverge, and multiply with bewildering pace. they range, greatly and speedily, now and then and position to put. and how we are living — our manners, morals, conduct, reports, relationships, know-how, values — appears to be like altering at an ever accelerating velocity. the results could be dislocating, baffling,
sometimes terrifying. Why is this?

In A Foot within the River, best-selling historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto sifts throughout the facts and provides a few radical solutions to those very substantial questions on the human species and its background — and speculates on what those solutions may possibly suggest for our destiny. Combining insights from an important diversity of disciplines, together with background, biology, anthropology, archaeology, philosophy, sociology, ethology, zoology, primatology, psychology, linguistics, the cognitive sciences, and
even company reviews, he argues that tradition is exempt from evolution. eventually, no environmental stipulations, no genetic legacy, no predictable styles, no medical legislation ensure our behaviour. we will therefore make and remake our global within the freedom of unconstrained imaginations.

A progressive ebook which demanding situations scientistic assumptions approximately tradition and the way and why cultural switch occurs, A Foot within the River involves conclusions which readers may possibly locate by way of turns either daunting and likewise in all likelihood highly liberating.

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