Humans have generated and entered a new postgenetic era of evolution. We now have new relationships with natural selection and DNA because we impact both to an unprecedented degree. Barring a catastrophe, this new power, fueled by rapid advances in cultural evolution, is only going to increase.
Cultural evolution is a new power player in evolution, exerting an increasing influence on both natural selection and DNA. As the late physicist Erwin Schrodinger said: “Behaviour and physique merge into one…. You cannot have efficient wings without attempting to fly.” That is, culture can feed back on DNA.