Ancestral Environment

Some articles on ancestral environment, environment:

Economic Darwinism - Evolutionary Psychology
... viewed as due to preferences that maximized evolutionary fitness in the ancestral environment but not necessarily in the current one ... that humans have a poor intuitive grasp of the economics of the current environment which is very different from the ancestral environment ... The ancestral environment likely had relatively little trade, division of labor, and capital goods ...

Famous quotes containing the words environment and/or ancestral:

    People between twenty and forty are not sympathetic. The child has the capacity to do but it can’t know. It only knows when it is no longer able to do—after forty. Between twenty and forty the will of the child to do gets stronger, more dangerous, but it has not begun to learn to know yet. Since his capacity to do is forced into channels of evil through environment and pressures, man is strong before he is moral. The world’s anguish is caused by people between twenty and forty.
    William Faulkner (1897–1962)

    I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent. You will understand this when I tell you that I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)