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Comment on “The Evolution of Cultural Complexity: Not by the Treadmill Alone” by Andersson & Read
Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics. (MAM)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7164-0924
2016 (English)In: Current Anthropology, ISSN 0011-3204, E-ISSN 1537-5382, Vol. 57, p. 275-276Article in journal (Other academic) Published
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At the end of their thoughtful target article, Andersson and Read conclude that formal models of cultural evolution are “useful but must be kept in perspective.” As a mathematician with a great interest in social science, I have some experience of working with such models. Based on this experience, I very much agree with the “but” part of the above conclusion. I see a clear tendency in the cultural evolution literature to put too much trust in the value of formal models.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34545OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-34545DiVA, id: diva2:1059879
Available from: 2016-12-26 Created: 2016-12-26 Last updated: 2017-09-28Bibliographically approved

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