The Individual Versus the Group

How human groups and other supra-organisms make decisions

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We are living through a very real and public lesson in how human groups adopt beliefs, make decisions, and take actions, as related to the beliefs, decisions, and actions of the individuals who belong to those groups. This can teach us a lot about the strengths and weaknesses of our species and our long-term prospects for survival.