We can now study cultural systems with an incredible amount of rigor and clarity.
Beyond the Bullshit of Dualisms
Joe Brewer

However, it doesn’t necessarily follow that it’s possible to discern any fundamental laws of culture from such study. Human beings can and do make their behaviour up as they go along. The brain is complex enough to facilitate a potentially infinite variety of behavioural possibility.

What you’re talking about may be reducibly described as looking into pure chaos and expecting to find order. You may find patterns from time to time but there’s a distinction between tendencies and laws.

Down yonder road madness lies…

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