Dunbar's Number:

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Is it relevant to our daily lives or our current society?

Is Dunbar's number representative of how many people we can "conceive of as people instead of one dimensional characters" like a certain cracked article argued, or does it tell us how many stable and consistent relationships we can carry on socially at a time?

There seems to be a lot of confusion with what this concept actually entails, me included, so here's a link to wikipedia just because.

edited 8th Dec '11 6:04:11 PM by ViralLamb

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2 USAF7138th Dec 2011 05:52:40 PM from the United States
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Sometimes known as the "monkeysphere," yes?

Thank you Cracked. [lol]

Anyhow, yeah, I'd say it's relevant, though I'm not sure whether or not it's actually an accepted, proven idea yet, scientifically-speaking. If it is, it would be huge, and coincide with my hypothesis that humans are, at some base level, hopelessly selfish creatures...
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3 feotakahari8th Dec 2011 05:55:23 PM from Looking out at the city
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5 DeMarquis8th Dec 2011 06:57:59 PM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
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Well, it's an average. There is a huge variation in the number of relationships that different people can manage. Most people know several dozen others on a first name basis at any one time. There are a very few people who know hundreds.
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