everyday can be a domingo

Harness Power

New Scientist quotes Harvard University neuroscientist Jason Mitchell:

“The most drammatic innovation introduced with the rollout of our species is not the prowess of ‘individual’ minds, but the ability to harness that power across many individuals”

Hare and Wood suggest that something similar could have happened in human evolution:

“Instead of getting a jump start with the most intelligent hominids surviving to produce the next generation, as is often suggested, it may have been the more sociable hominids – because they were better at solving problems together – who achieved a higher level of fitness and allowed selection to favor more sopisticated problem-solving over time. Humans got their smarts only because we got friendlier first.”

Next book: HERD


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