Friday, May 21, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
"One of the advantages of culture, then, is to attenuate the inherent limitation of fallible human cognition" (Caporael, 2001). This suggests that others can help a group member out that is in in some way lacking; in other words, reducing a shortcoming. Caporael left open, though, the other advantages, so I fill in...the other advantage of culture, then, is to augment the overall potential for accomplishment beyond that of the already-optimally-functioning individual; that is, a synergy or gestalt effect of a unified people.