February 3, 2005
The Darwinian era is over — cultural evolution has replaced biological evolution as the driving force of change, says Freeman Dyson, professor emeritus of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study.
“Cultures spread by horizontal transfer of ideas more than by genetic inheritance. Cultural evolution is running a thousand times faster than Darwinian evolution, taking us into a new era of cultural interdependence that we call globalization.
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