10_Decision_Making

You wonder if namka boys cheat on this law during the

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Unformatted text preview: t effects P not-P Q not-Q beer coke 23 18 “To drink alcohol you must be over 21.” Check only those individuals necessary to test the hypothesis. Social Contract Task  ­ (Leda Cosmides)   You are an anthropologist studying the Namka, a hunter ­gatherer culture. Every full moon there is a special feast in which a small antelope is slaughtered and eaten. Antelope meat is quite scarce and delicious. Eating is a privilege that must be earned.   For boys, this privilege is governed by the following law:   “If you have found an ostrich eggshell, then you can eat antelope meat.” Social Contract Task Law: “If you have found an ostrich eggshell, then you can eat antelope meat.” Finding ostrich eggshells is a sophisticated and difficult task, a sign that he has mastered the most difficult skills of hunting. You wonder if Namka boys cheat on this law. During the course of the feast, yo...
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