Why are rituals such a pervasive feature of human social life? And what role might they have played in the evolution of our social behavior?
This Pioneers of HBES series video features Peter J. Richerson, who pioneered the study of cultural evolution. His quest has developed and become intertwined with multilevel selection theory.
Are taboos ignorant superstitions, do they contain adaptive wisdom, or are they a mixture of both?
How Can We Study our Neighborhoods From an Evolutionary Perspective?