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Jun 18Liked by Lionel Page

Hi Lionel. This post was so insightful. I feel that I knew some of this already but reading your post helped me connect all the dots and it's an amazing feeling. I'm going to binge read all your posts. Thank you so much for your knowledge and have a great day.

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Thanks Ram for your very nice feedback. It's always nice to hear from readers' positive experience. :)

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Jun 16Liked by Lionel Page

It’s interesting how much fun we have with this. Presumably we are wired to play with it both to get better and display our prowess .

https://youtu.be/U6cake3bwnY?si=eOpR7vQZF7qEnnqu

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That's a good one, I did not know it.

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Great post and great examples, thanks!

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Thanks Xavi!

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May 30Liked by Lionel Page

That’s a brilliant article, thanks so much. Some of these behaviours are adaptations that allow living in complex societies with lots of contact with strangers i.e WEIRD nations. There are a lot of people that think this all pretty silly and over complicated. From their view they would be right!

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Thanks a lot for your comment Nikhil and thanks for your support!

The extent to which such behaviour are WEIRD is a good question. I tend to think that the underlying structure of identification problems are universal enough that any human society would feature them (though not necessarily in the specific forms described in this post).

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I've always said that a revise-and-resubmit from a journal is like being invited upstairs for coffee. Not a promise, but something close.

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That's a good point, there is clearly a management of expectations where editors may prefer not to make an explicit promise.

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