How is it that a slow, scrawny, clawless, furless biped with a terrible sense of smell got to rule the world? Our big brains helped, but the real reason is that we do things together.
Any one person alone is pretty pitiable, but put people together into a big enough group and they can do almost anything. Groups of people can build city walls for protection, farms for food, and hospitals for health care, all of which help their genes thrive.
– ‘The Mind Club’ by Daniel M. Wegner and Kurt Gray