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OK,.., we still basically have the same genes, culture, and habits that we have had for a million years. We are all still hunter-gatherers, but we have books and architecture, jets and machine guns now. A lot of times, our modern pretensions run hard up against our Stone Age attitude. The caveman wins a lot of the time.
Gee, caveman won!
Under what circumstances should cultural tradition be emphasized over individual experience plus genetic transmission? The answer depends upon two interacting factors: how the environment is changing and the economics of information acquisition and transmission.