Category Archives: Human

How Humans Became Moral Beings

In a new book, anthropologist Christopher Boehm traces the steps our species went through to attain a conscience Why do people show kindness to others, even those outside their families, when they do not stand to benefit from it? Being … Continue reading

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Cognitive stigmergy: A study of emergence in small-group social networks

This paper proposes a model and theory of leadership emergence whereby (1) small social groups are modeled as small-world networks and a betweeness metric is shown to be a property of networks with strong leadership, and (2) a theory of … Continue reading

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