Psychology isn’t enough

“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.” - Friedrich Nietzsche I have been intrigued by subtleties of human nature for a long time, and thus devoured a quite a few books on psychology. But I now realize that psychology does not give us a complete understanding of …

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Better than apes

We tend to vilify imitation. Our culture encourages us to 'be original' and 'be yourself', and 'don't follow the crowd.' Laws punish copying in serious cases, and society in general looks down on it. We consider apes as inferior, hence if someone copies others, we call the act 'aping'. So I am intrigued by the …

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