Study explores how cultural information is spread among humans

02/8/2013 | National Geographic News

Humans are more likely to share their genes before they share their culture, according to a study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The study looked at the evolution of a single story and how easily it moved from one group to another, and found that about 9% of variation happened between ethnolinguistic groups. The findings, researchers say, suggest that ideas move slowly from culture to culture.

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