Bio-Cultural Conflict

“Bio-culture refers to a relatively new field called Cultural Biology. The brain is constantly, moment by moment adapting to the environment. For most of life on the planet, the environment was nature.
In the past few hundred years the natural environment has been replaced by artifacts of human culture. Now the brain (and everything it affects) is adapting itself to culture. The brain created culture which is now cycling back and creating the brain. This reciprocal dynamic is what is meant by Bio-Culture. Obviously there is an implied conflict between the billions of years of nature being the primary stimulus for brain development, with its genetic history and memory and the extremely new affect that culture is having on the system. This is the Bio-Cultural Conflict.”

Joseph Chilton Pearce’s book, The Biology of Transcendence is an exploration of the Bio-Cultural Conflict

By Michael Mendizza, co-founder of Touch the Future and author of Magical Parent, Magical Child. From Touch the Future at www.ttfuture.org

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