Wolfpacks, Families, Tribes and Nations – Different Hierarchies, Different Implications

In order to talk about hierarchies, we first need to define what a hierarchy actually is.
A hierarchy is the structure in which a group of individuals is organized based on dominant and submissive behaviour amongst each other. Thus hierarchies are used to decide about the distribution of resources within the group, the right to procreate and the behaviour towards other groups. Continue reading Wolfpacks, Families, Tribes and Nations – Different Hierarchies, Different Implications

The Law Of Negative Feedback

There are laws and then there are natural laws. Natural laws can not be broken. This assumption comes with the word. Even though we do not really understand gravity, we are pretty sure that an apple will fall to the ground when we let go of it, air will go up if it is hotter then the surrounding atmosphere.We are pretty sure that trees will dry out and eventually die when they don’t get water. Continue reading The Law Of Negative Feedback

Definitions: What is a Civilisation?

There are numerous definitions of the word civilisation. in order for the reader to understand what I am talking about, i have to give one as well. Please be aware that, whenever i use the term, I mean it exactly this way. Continue reading Definitions: What is a Civilisation?

Definitions: The Evolution of Cultures – What is a Meme?

Memetic theory goes back 200 years. You could say that the idea that cultures are subject to the same fundamental process of selection as biological organisms, evolution, directly followed Darwins first publications on the subject.

The basic idea is simple. Continue reading Definitions: The Evolution of Cultures – What is a Meme?