Robin Dunbar

Robin Dunbar is a Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and the Director of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology of the University of Oxford and the Co-director of the British Academy Centenary Research Project. Being counter.

"It's perhaps not so much how your amygdala is tuned that makes you politically extreme, but that your intrinsic nervousness makes you more responsive to things that might seem to threaten your particular social world. Education probably plays an important role in dampening that response by allowing the brain's frontal lobes (where much of the brain's conscious work goes on) to counteract the emotional responses with a more considered view, so explaining why education is invariably the friend of liberal politics."

– Robin Dunbar, How Many Friends Does One Person Need?: Dunbar's Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks


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Social Darwinism

The number is highly debatable, but it turns out that, Facebook aside, the average person has about 150 friends....

Social Darwinism


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