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Figure 5: 'Archaic' human behaviour and the social construction of personhood. Because the social transmission of knowledge operates at low process rates it is unable to transmit dynamics at both the high process rate, low level domain of knowledgeable action and the intermediate process rate scale domain of the construction of social personhood, to the low process rate, high hierarchical level of socially incorporated knowledge. With respect to both the construction of social personhood and knowledgeable action, socially incorporated knowledge is a static, constraining upper boundary condition. With respect to both socially incorporated knowledge and the construction of social personhood, knowledgeable action is a static lower boundary condition delivering an averaged and integrated 'signal'. Consequently both socially incorporated knowledge and knowledgeable action lie outside the dynamic scale range of the construction of social personhood and are not available for incorporation into its dynamic processes.

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