Human Cooperation and Mimetic Theory

I would like to talk here about my view of René Girard’s mimetic theory. This is a social science theory strongly supported by Peter Thiel.

At first I questioned this theory, because I think imitation, if it is near-instinctive behavior for all human beings, then its earlier version should also exist in the process of biological evolution. For example, we should at least find the instinct of imitation in mammals such as gorillas, monkeys, mice and so on, that is, to find evidence that imitation exists as a biological algorithm that is beneficial to biological survival. Read More