IN 1871,THE English anthropologist and social Darwinist E.B.Tylor formulated the generally accepted and classical definition of the term ‘culture.' "Culture is that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capability and habit acquired by man as a member of society."The terms are compelling, but particularly intriguing is the idea of culture as a "habit acquired by man." Habit implies a behavior performed without thought, a nearly knee-jerk reaction to stimuli, something akin to an acquired collective instinct. It is this aspect of culture that allows us to survive threatening conditions and perplexing circumstances within our environment.
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