An abstract set of universals — such as humour and the concept of rank — said to exist within all human cultures.
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"Like fish unaware of the existence of water, anthropologists swim from culture to culture interpreting through universal human metaculture. Metaculture informs their every thought, but they have not yet noticed its existence."
— John Tooby and Leda Cosmides, "Psychological foundations of culture"
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