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“Relationships have two key components: ‘being close’ and ‘feeling close’.”*…

The marvelous Matt Webb muses on Dunbar’s Number…

150, Dunbar’s number, is the natural size of human social groups. Robin Dunbar’s 1993 paper, where he put forward this hypothesis, is a great read – it’s got twists and turns, so much more in it than just the 150 number…

Dunbar’s number and how speaking is 2.8x better than picking fleas,” from @genmon.

Dunbar’s original paper is here.

* Robin Dunbar

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As we ruminate on relationships, we might recall that this date in 1954 was, according to the True Knowledge Answer Engine, the most boring day since 1900. The site analyzed more than 300 million historical facts and discovered that April 11, 1954 was the most uneventful news day of the 20th century. No typically newsworthy events occurred at all… though of course now the day has become a bit more newsworthy because it has the distinction of being so completely uneventful.

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History belongs to the victuals…

 

After our recent visit to the Creation Museum, readers might appreciate the disciplined scientific rigor (and presentational empathy) on display at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

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[TotH to the eclectically-accomplished Christopher T. Palmer]

 

As we exit through the gift shop, we might recall that this date in 1954 was, according to the True Knowledge Answer Engine, the most boring day since 1900.

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