Science about our neocortex validates our Founding Fathers’ vision

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"A relatively new anthropological theory has revealed that the magic number for efficient communities is 150. This number has instinctively been utilized throughout history. Western military units have always numbered approximately 150 and ironically, under the last term of Washington’s presidency, when the United States Senate and House reached approximately 150 representatives, the nexus of the political body officially split into two definitive parties."
SOURCE URL: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/8/janine-turner-science-about-our-neocortex-validate/


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  • Posted by BrettRocketSci 5 years, 8 months ago
    They might have had an intuitive understanding about the size of organizations. Back then i believe it was more obvious that larger groups had to be run like armies and they knew they didn't want that.
    Here is the Wikipedia article about Dunbar's number, which is the number 150 (and it isn't exactly that) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunba...
    More interesting to some of us, here is the IMDB page for the author of the Washington Times article! I recognized her name from the TV show Northern Exposure. Intelligent, talented, and beautiful--lovely combination. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005508/
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