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What Makes Western Culture Unique?

@inproceedings{Macdonald2009WhatMW,
  title={What Makes Western Culture Unique?},
  author={Kevin Macdonald},
  year={2009}
}
In general, cultural uniqueness could derive from either nature or nurture—the same old ageless dichotomy, but I think now we are in a better position to deal with these issues than in times past, and I will be arguing that both are important. Western cultures have experienced certain unique cultural transformations that cannot be predicted by any biological/evolutionary theory, but they also have had a unique evolutionary history. Western culture was built by people who differ genetically from… 
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