Suppose a group of people are separated from the main stream from childhood, and reared in a forest without any links with moderen society Assuming that you will provide them all kind of facilities etc. My question here is that will they invent a God of their own in due course of time, Will there be a marriagesystem and ownership of property etc... This experiment may take generations. I think it is worth taking the experment? your comment please ?,
There have been plenty of instances wherein this has happened and tribes have lived in the wilderness without even knowing about people outside like in deep amazon, Papua New Guinea and as close as Andamans Islands wherein a tribe has not allowed anyone to enter their Island even till today. They are all being studied by anthropologists in one way or the other.
Humans are genetically pre-disposed to wondering why and asking questions, making themselves in to tribes and have some sort of sharing in terms of property and women. The bushmen of S Africa did not care about property, as they were nomads as everyone foraged, but they have alliances that last a life-time, though the age old past-time of adultery has been noticed in each of these tribes.
I think you should scour the National Geographic magazin ...more