Cultural Evolution · The Human Mind and Brain

Summary of From “Bacteria to Bach and Back” by Daniel Dennett

This is a summary of Daniel Dennett’s book From Bacteria to Bach: The Evolution of Minds. Copyright  2017. In my opinion this is one of the most important recent books on the human mind.  Dennett has been working on how the human mind works and what human consciousness is, in relation to  both genetic and cultural…… Continue reading Summary of From “Bacteria to Bach and Back” by Daniel Dennett

Anthropology · Cultural Evolution

What Really Makes Man Different

This is a review of The Secret of our Success: How Culture is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating Our Species and Making Us Smarter.  by Joseph Heinrich, Copyright  2016 Joseph Heinrich is a new kind of scientist.  Heinrich is an anthropologist and professor of psychology and economics.  He is the Canada Research Chair in culture, cognition…… Continue reading What Really Makes Man Different