Why should you suspect someone who has more than 150 friends on Facebook?
About the Author
Robin Dunbar is currently Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University and a Fellow of Magdalen College. His principal research interest is the evolution of sociality. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1998. His books include The Trouble with Science,
'an eloquent riposte to the anti-science lobby' (Sunday Times
), and Grooming, Gossip and the Evolution of Language
. The Human Story
was described as 'fizzing with recent research and new theories' in the Sunday Times
and 'punchy and provocative' by the New Scientist
. How Many Friends Does One Person Need?: Dunbar's Number and Other Evolutionary Quirks
was published in 2010.