The Other Others – ‘Surviving Dunbar at Scale’

Jack and I, fresh from the lab, yarn with renowned evolutionary psychologist Robin Dubar. We figure out why, if Robin arrived on a donkey, Jack would of course assist Robin (as Jack’s senior) off the donkey. But then, if the roles were reversed, would Robin be obliged to help Jack off a donkey? Stick around for all these ancient lessons and more, from why a reputation-based economy might be a bad idea, to how come I cried when Dolph Lundgren passed away, when I hadn’t seen the fella since Rocky 4? And of course, the ultimate question of civilisation – can anything ever be good again after being scaled beyond the local? It’s all in the numbers.

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