With this reasoning I am finding him some merit to instinctive poverty that characterizes the human species.
While all species are gradually improving their genetics, adapting to climate or environmental changes, the speed and depth of human adaptation is much greater because our culture, acting as second nature (being the first we determined anatomically and physiologically as well as how to react in typical human animal), acting as second nature (again), we determined more precisely how to behave in every place and every time we are born.
This learning is
1) imitation, as we are imitators, we apply this advice saying "When in Rome, do as the Romans";
2) By trial and error, for when we need something from nature (which are included other human beings), we test, attempts, trials, then instinctively repeat when we got results, or modify the aspects requiring improvement or discard when the failure is complete;
3) systematic learning, taking lessons from those whose job teaching science, arts, techniques, skills. In this case, humanity has educational systems which are dedicated to improving the adaptation to the individuals that need it.
Therefore, with this metaphor of adaptive software that proposed in the video associated with this article, I share with you a perspective that tries to explain how we function as a species, while on one hand I have a menu of basic instincts precarious, but, on the other hand, we managed to supplement through cultural formations that allow us to adapt better than almost any other living habitat, age, socio- economic, religious, political, linguistic context beings.
It is also worth noting that the use of these three modes of learning is compulsory, coercive, imposed by the need to supplement "the menu basic instincts" and the need to integrate social culture where dwell.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): El software adpatativo.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.217)