Evolving Culture: Where Do We Go From Here? : NPR

For billions of years, the environment and how it affected organisms’ genes was the key to evolution. But in the past 10,000 years, for humans at least, genetic evolution has been nudged aside by something more powerful.

“What we are able to do which other animals aren’t able to do is to rapidly adapt to completely new environments,” says Robert Boyd, an anthropologist at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Most animals — all animals except humans — would have to adapt to that by changing genetically.”

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