"Exmple of The ant colony algorithm in SI reminded me of Douglas Hofstadter and his "Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid " in which he explores how mind emerges out of formal rules and self reference through the metaphor…"
"Yes, I asking about anthropological approach to the social process through which produces the collection of acolytes and benefits of guru business in contemporary western society, like Eckhart Tolle or The Secret, and similar social…"
In 1954 K Levi-Strauss introduced a new term-"Mathematics of Man" as an area of the ultimate cooperation between algebraic topology and pure anthropology.His first experiments in such sort of mathematics of man were made with great Andre Weil...See More
Discussing ethnography and ethnographic disciplines in general, whether or not they are exclusive to anthropology as a discipline. Folkloristics, market research, ethnomusicology, microsociology, microeconomics, microhistory...
A group for discussion of all aspects of the anthropology of religion. Discussion can concern cross-cultural analysis, or specific religions. Any other topic tangentially related to religion is also welcome, including folklore studies, etc.