∞ generated and posted on 2020.12.22 ∞

Passage of learned behavior between especially conspecifics.

Culture is the passage of knowledge down from generation to generation, or otherwise from individual, other than by genetic or epigenetic means. Culture, that is, is continually re-learned heredity.

"This passage of culture is particularly but not specifically from one generation to the next, especially though not exclusively from parent to offspring. The modification of this information over time is called cultural evolution. See too the concept of memes. "

Humans are absolute masters of the cultural retention as well as dissemination of learned behavior, much unfortunately to the detriment of other species as well as, potentially, to our own long-term prosperity.