In the rightly constituted social group where every member feels his own responsability for his part of the social enterprise which is in hand, the result of the interaction of individuals is that the social group may show itself wiser than any of its individuals. In the mere crowdm on the other hand, the social group may be, and generally is, more stupid than any of its individual members (Royce, 2012: 175).
— Royce, J. (2012). Provincialism. In: De Young, R. & Princen, T. The localization reader: adapting to the coming downshift, 167-180. Cambridge: The MIT Press.