Cultural products have evolutionary roots – Phys.Org

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Cultural products have evolutionary roots
Phys.Org
Marketing professor Gad Saad says evolution has hard-wired humans to be naturally drawn toward a specific set of universal narratives within cultural products.

Tom Uytterhoeven‘s insight:

I’m curious how artists would react to this. It seems the author uses ‘greedy reductionism’ (D. Dennett) while interpreting evolutionary science. Dostojevski, Mozart, Shakespeare, Hemingway, Kandinsky, Pollock,…: the secret of their genius lies hidden in the algorithm of natural selection. That said: the article itself (paywall, sorry!) does raise some interesting questions!

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