165. Local Maxima | THUNK

Not every peak of a function is its highest value, but without being able to see the whole thing at once, it’s hard to know. This has some interesting implications for…well, all sorts of things!

-Links for the Curious-

“False Vacuum,” Wikipedia – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_vacuum

Studying cumulative cultural evolution in the laboratory (Caldwell & Millen, 2008) – royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rstb.2008.0133

How Traditions Live and Die, by Olivier Morin – books.google.com/books?id=jXERDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA225&lpg=PA225&dq=functional+traditions&source=bl&ots=k4coRPG3SA&sig=ACfU3U2yavVIjerHFR2k7gHf21jLGIB-cw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiLrcfqgo3hAhWnl-AKHd4jBTwQ6AEwD3oECAQQAQ#v=onepage&q=functional%20traditions&f=false

“Neoevolutionism,” Wikipedia – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoevolutionism

Social learning mechanisms and cumulative cultural evolution. Is imitation necessary? (Caldwell & Millen, 2009) – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19891752

What is cumulative cultural evolution? (Misoudi & Thornton, 2018) – royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2018.0712#d3e676

“Beautiful Losers,” NOVA – www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/beautiful-losers/

“Experimental Evidence,” Flat Earth Society Wiki – wiki.tfes.org/Experimental_Evidence

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