Cattle run together. Birds flock together. Bees swarm together. This happens through instinct. But what about humans? Do we have a "human herd instinct"?

Various writings by social scientists have theorized about such an instinct. Freud posited a human “death instinct,” which he tied not only to an instinct to die but also an instinct to engage in destructive and aggressive behavior such as war, thereby inferring herd behavior. The...
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