Tag Archives: Dunbar Number

Of Verbs, Circles, and the Cultural Mean

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!” – A child’s desperate retort. Remember that refrain? Seems like a necessary staple that runs through every pre-adolescent’s life, reinforced by helpful friends and parents desperate to … Continue reading

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Perfect Storms – 3 – Fake News

“Those who do not remember the past and fail to learn from it are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana (tweaked by me) It must be that time of year. December, I’m traveling, and all sorts of articles begin to … Continue reading

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Culture 1 – It’s About Values [FP]

“I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.” ― Peter Ustinov Actually, I thought it was English cooking, at least according to the old joke about the World’s Shortest Books where everybody gets skewered. But, it’ll do. This … Continue reading

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If History is Useful for Anything – 3 ‘Networks’

“You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family,” Anonymous Having attempted to give some definition to the four various types of Networks for this inquiry, we can now see if Toynbee’s arguments are applicable to people groups … Continue reading

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Family, Clans, Tribes, and other Social ‘Networks’

“You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family,” Anonymous In working my way down the sequence from civilizations to trying ultimately to apply Toynbee’s arguments to the individual, the next post was to see if Toynbee’s arguments … Continue reading

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Thought Provoking but Obscure Articles from 2013 – 1: Singularly Unique

It’s still early enough in the New Year I think to post a “Baker’s Dozen” (or thereabouts) overview of the most thought provoking articles and blogs that I read in 2013.  Each of these struck a new chord or confirmed … Continue reading

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