— Cultural Sources of Newness

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John Hartley’s seminar on Cultural Science that I wrote about last week addressed connections with concepts and methods from theories of evolution. Little did I know that day that a completely different link between evolution and culture  was awaiting my listening pleasure this weekend on BBC Radio 4’s iPlayer: “Just So Science”. Vivienne Parry explores the science behind five of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, which are beautifully read by Samuel West.

The interviews with experts from diverse disciplines (including Richard Dawkins of course) in each of the 15-minute episodes are fun and stimulating; the one on “How the Leopard Got His Spots”  engaged me as a researcher the most.

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