Originally Posted by Top_Cat
Much of anthropology = bull****, tbh.
Beg to differ. Easy to spot an alpha male among a group, especially in social situations.
Likewise, there's a quite compelling argument about the Chinese work ethic - that it was gained through ancient rice-harvesting techniques which were completely manual and bloody onerous to boot (putting it kindly). This was never quite eliminated through evolving lifestyles, so it was passed down through successive generations.
If you Google 'Malcolm Gladwell', 'outliers' and 'work ethic' there's a much deeper case put forth.