How is cultural change analogous to biological evolution Forum Question: How is cultural change analogous to biological evolution? What important limitations are there to this analogy? In order to fully answer this question, consider issues of cultural innovation and cultural evolution. ONLY NEED TO BE 250 WORDS —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Forum Question: During this course we will be exploring many facets of Anthropology. I think it is important to remember those early practitioners of the field who really are responsible for guiding and shaping anthropology into the science it is today. A very influential anthropologist, Marvin Harris, focused his research on trying to understand why societies responded to issues the way they did. His work culminated in the theory of cultural materialism, which notes that human social life is a response to the practical problems of earthly existence. Please use your textbook or an outside source to define cultural materialism. Do you agree with this concept? Is human social life a response to outside problems and concern or are there other forces at work? What could they be?