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An evolutionary truth: There is safety in numbers

The old aphorism “… safety in numbers,” has a biological and evolutionary basis. Primates, human and otherwise, evolved as social critters. Banding in even small groups provides protection against predators.  From humankind’s earliest history, there is evidence that they lived first, in small bands; later human associations grew into tribes, then clumped into cities, and… Keep Reading