CULTURE by Conrad Kottak, Lisa Gezon

By Conrad Kottak, Lisa Gezon

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Still, American culture goes on transmitting the idea that by eating all our brussels sprouts or broccoli, we can justify our own good fortune, compared to a hungry child in an impoverished or war-ravaged country. CULTURE AND NATURE Culture takes the natural biological urges we share with other animals and teaches us how to express them in particular ways. People have to eat, but culture teaches us what, when, and how. In many cultures people have their main meal at noon, but most North Americans prefer a large dinner.

Ecothr nomic growth may benefit some people while no it depletes resources needed for society at large la or for future generations. Thus, cultural traits, patterns, and inventions can also be t maladaptive, threatening the group’s conm tinued existence (survival and reproduction). ttinu Air conditioners help us deal with heat, as fires A aand furnaces protect us against the cold. Automobiles permit us to make a living by getting us m ffrom home to workplace. But the by-products of ssuch “beneficial” technology often create new pproblems.

Among baboons and chimps, most mating occurs when females enter estrus, during which they ovulate. In estrus, the vaginal area swells and reddens, and receptive females form temporary bonds with, and mate with, males. Human females, by contrast, lack a visible estrus cycle, and their ovulation is concealed. Not knowing when ovulation is occurring, humans maximize their reproductive success by mating throughout the year. Human pair bonds for mating are more exclusive and more durable than are those of chimps.

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