Evolution has been such a great gift to mankind. Evolution guarantees social change. The social changes experienced by each generation makes the different from generation to generation. The more knowledge we seem to have about the world around us, the more radical the changes become in our society. Based on the social changes I have experienced in my generation, I believe that this generation is one of the most freeing generation to date. In saying that I mean that we have a lot more freedom and acceptance to do, say, and act as we please. Of course there are judgments but that rarely stops the social change that has taken place.
“Human culture is information transmitted from person to person via teaching and imitation, much as genes are information transmitted from person to person in the course of reproduction. Like genes, sociocultural evolution has a pattern of descent with modification. Of course, the evolution of culture and social institutions differs in many ways from the evolution of genes. Perhaps most important, culture is a system for the inheritance of acquired variation. What individuals learn for themselves by hard effort others often imitate, typically at much less cost (Evolution).”
If you speak to an older person, they tend to recall a very different society than the one we have now. In most cases they recall a more conservative society, people were not as open. The changes over the years are astonishing, it is fun to look back and compare our social changes to that of the past!
“Evolution. Figure 2f from: Irimia R, Gottschling M (2016) Taxonomic Revision of Rochefortia Sw. (Ehretiaceae, Boraginales). Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e7720. Https://Doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.4.e7720.” doi:10.3897/bdj.4.e7720.figure2f.