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lying, and having a large number of friends.

 
 
Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 04:57 pm
The 'social brain hypothesis' is now the standard theory to the question ' why people are so smart?'. Why did our ancestor evolve in such a way that their average intelligence increase over time? The solution comes from increasing social complexity. As human society become more, and more complex, there is a demand for higher intelligence. Specifically, according to the article( below), there is a demand for "tactical deception", and "coalition formation".

http://psych.colorado.edu/~tito/sp03/7536/Dunbar_1998.pdf


So, what exactly is lying, and having a lot of friends help reproduction?
How does this explain people who does not have a large number of friends, and are completely honest?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 05:00 pm
i have a lot of friends














Crying or Very sad
okay, i lied, i'm lonely
TuringEquivalent
 
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Reply Tue 29 Jun, 2010 11:54 pm
@djjd62,
what the hell is wrong with you ?
thack45
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jun, 2010 08:38 am
What is the 'social brain hypothesis'?
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 30 Jun, 2010 08:50 am
@TuringEquivalent,
i'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong with me

as for liars and friends, i've found that eventually liars have fewer friends as people become aware of their lies
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