This booklet describes the emergent nature of human tradition, in keeping with the human skill to create and cross on social codes via guide and instance. It proposes hypotheses to give an explanation for how a phenomenon that's in all likelihood maladaptive for people can have developed, and to give an explanation for why tradition performs this sort of pervasive function in human existence. It then reports the primatological, fossil, and archaeological information to check those hypotheses.
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