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A growing number of cognitive scientists and anthropologists think that human beings survive and thrive because we imitate others and don’t think for ourselves.
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Over-imitation enables us to maintain a distinctively human culture.
Inexperienced learners can't judge which steps are relevant and must rely on the wisdom of more experienced elders and peers.
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