Monkeysphere

SLAPSHOT continues to provide links to interesting stuff. In this case, the Monkeysphere. If ever there was an interesting socio-biological idea, this is it. It explains why capitalism works, and socialism does not. It also explains how you end up with socialism in the first place.

It also explains why it was important that the Lawgiver spoke thusly, “Ape shall not kill ape.” (If you have to go to the link for the Lawgiver contact Mr. Fu, you need help)

UPDATE: It was proposed by British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, who theorized that “this limit is a direct function of relative neocortex size, and that this in turn limits group size … the limit imposed by neocortical processing capacity is simply on the number of individuals with whom a stable inter-personal relationship can be maintained.”  Hence, Dunbar’s number, roughly 150, a measurement of the “cognitive limit to the number of individuals with whom any one person can maintain stable relationships.” Just thought you should know.

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  1. […] 14, 2008 at 1:36 pm · Filed under Movies Had enough of politics and those outside the Fu-sphere.  Let us take a trip through the movies.  Over to IMDB and a random […]

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