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Nature interviews John Van Oudenaren, director of the World Digital Library, launched this week as an online collection of significant, interesting and important cultural and historical documents.

Mark M. Tanaka, Jeremy R. Kendal and Kevin N. Laland develop a cultural evolution/stochastic model that shows how maladaptive and superstitious treatments can win out over effective ones because their actual ineffectiveness prolongs illness and provides more opportunities to demonstrate them to others.

Written by Al Stevens

April 21st, 2009 at 3:38 pm