Natural Selection, Energetics, and "Cultural Materialism" [and Comments and Reply]

@article{Adams1981NaturalSE,
  title={Natural Selection, Energetics, and "Cultural Materialism" [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={Richard Newbold Adams and Donald T. Campbell and Ronald Cohen and Richard A. Curtin and Whitney M. Davis and Arie de Ruijter and Paul W. Diener and Robert C. Dunnell and Jeffrey David Ehrenreich and Kajsa Ekholm and Jonathan Friedman and Ronn Parker and J. Iain Prattis and Jim Weil},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1981},
  volume={22},
  pages={603 - 624}
}
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