Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The Most Likely Explanation for Similar Cultural Practices is Cultural Diffusion

I think the most likely explanation for similar cultural practices is cultural diffusion.

Multiple origins of cultural ideas are possible, of course.  I would yield to every well-documented case.

Still, after years of being impressed with similar practices in many places, I have been drawn to the ultimate lumper idea: cultural diffusion is the most likely explanation of similar cultural practices.

[RE: Lumper - There are two kinds of people: lumpers, and splitters.  I am a lumper.  I am interested in connections among people and cultures.]

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