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If you’re a cultural learner and you learn a little bit from this guy and a little bit from this guy and a little bit from that guy and recombine them, you get a brand-new thing. You actually were just cultural-learning from three different people.
COWEN: To follow up on that, in the 19th century, Tocqueville wrote that Americans were among the most conformist of people.
He thought that made us, on average, quite conformist. HENRICH: Americans had — at least some of them — had relatively similar cultural backgrounds. AUDIENCE MEMBER: I’m recalling your observation of the attack mentality of economic seminars and adding to that the observation that over my 50 years an economist, the literature has changed completely so that now, every article in a journal begins, “I construct a model which . .” so that you can’t argue about the economics of it.HENRICH: I think when people use different languages, they can think about things in different ways and it’ll highlight different features of the problem. I would encourage people to learn multiple languages.As long as you start young enough, we seem to be pretty good at it.Languages contain all these kind of different things like the spatial reference systems that I mentioned. You can learn one language, the traditional language that you speak with people in your community, and also learn a kind of so you can speak to the wider world. If we think the larger cultural units have more rapid cultural evolution and they carry memes better . Either that or revise your views as to the greater number of pieces having more rapid cultural evolution.It could be if you have seven languages in your country, you have more poetic ideas and different frameworks.