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Darwin-L Message Log 6:33 (February 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<6:33>From coon@CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU  Tue Feb  8 07:28:25 1994

Date: Tue, 08 Feb 1994 08:28:21 EST
From: coon@CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU
To: Darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: more magic numbers

	It seems H. sapiens may have multiple magic numbers.  We have
the 7+-2, Sale proposed about 7000 in Human Scale and I recall having
read an article suggesting another in the 125-175 range.  Is anyone
aware of other proposals for optimal size ranges for human groups?

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Roger (Brad) Coon            "Better to have one
COON@IPFWCVAX.BITNET          freedom too many,
COON@CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU    than to have one
				              too few."

Politically incorrect and proud of it.
Niquimictitoc inana Bambi.
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