When People Are as Predictable as Water
Invariants of human society boil down to a list of biological constants that are able to generate a diversity in human societies that somewhat mirrors galactic variety.Photograph by chuddlesworth / Flickr Can we apply a physics-like reductionism to people? That’s a question we asked Simon DeDeo, a professor of social and decision sciences at Carnegie […]
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