James Borowski on 100th Monkey principle:
Found reading some stuff on your site really interesting. I have not
finished reading yet, so, forgive me if you already know this, but I
was reading the article DiamondsVsStars
and wondered as I read your comments regarding the "something in the
air" as people around the world all discover something at the same
time, if you were aware of the 100th Monkey principle?
There are different versions of the tale, but essentially, there was
an island with a load of monkeys that learnt a trait one at a time of
how to knock nuts with a rock to get inside them (other versions of
the story are about learning to wash them, but the principle is the
same). It took a while for monkeys to copy each other, one at a time,
and the speed of uptake was essentially linear and at a fixed rate
until they reached the 100th Monkey. At this point, every monkey on
the island, and every monkey on the three neighbouring islands all
started the same trait, almost instantly. The point is: A species
appears to be connected at some vibrational level to the extent that
they share certain thought processes/notions. There is a tipping
point (apparently this is the square route of 1% of the population
pool / or 100 monkeys ) where once reached, this information is
availiable to all. Almost as if an entire species are listening on
the same multicast address.
Anyway, hope you find as interesting as I found your stuff. For more info see
100th Monkey at wikipedia.
Thanks, for sharing this observation, James!
--JaroslavTulach 19:29, 8 August 2012 (UTC)