Dance The Macarena

Allan Milne Lees
8 min readMar 16, 2020

Why we do what everyone around us is doing

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As we’re a primate group species with unimpressive physical characteristics, it’s been an evolutionary necessity for us to band together in cohesive groups. The archeological record makes it very clear that homo sapiens and our ancestors and close relatives lived in groups numbering up to around 150 individuals for over 400,000 years. Lacking powerful muscles, tearing claws, and…

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