78 – It’s Only Natural

I'm going to wrap up the discussion of the development of regional cultures with a talk on an omnipresent (yet often ignored) influence on all of human development. This subject is often ignored in most disciplines, and it is definitely undervalued (unfairly) in many treatises on history. I speak, of course, of Nature.

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  6 comments for “78 – It’s Only Natural

  1. The earth Spirit
    March 4, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Yes, even though humans are shaping nature now, it was nature that shaped us first

  2. June 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    what time period is this?

  3. January 17, 2014 at 5:19 am

    I’m playing catch up with your podcasts and got as far as this one this morning, short but sweet. This is probably the most interesting/thought provoking of your episodes so far IMO.

    The concept of natural “islands” isolating cultural memes and leading to the evolution of cultural identity, and even “ethnic” identity and ultimately nationhood, is fascinating. It strikes me as analogous to the process of speciation in genetics and a worthy field of research in itself. Someone get Steven Pinker to write a book!

    • January 17, 2014 at 9:41 am

      I’m so pleased! Thanks for listening!

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