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Cultural evolution, liberty and the social animal

This morning when I woke up I strolled across and saw dozens of crabs, mostly small but with some large ones, scrambling across the rocks. The Mont Pelerin conference is entitled “Evolution, the Human Sciences and Liberty,” and the day began with Prof Rob Boyd and Prof Maurice Bloch on cultural evolution. They were followed by Prof Joaquin Fuster on “Liberty and Evolution.” After lunch we watched a presentational video by Prof Stuart Kauffman which proved largely incomprehensible by excessive jargon from quantum mechanics. Better sense was talked by Prof Robin Dunbar and Dr Charles Murray on man as a social animal. Much to think about and much to digest intellectually…

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