The Cognitive Revolution allows for larger-scale cooperation among humans because the common myths from human’s collective imagination allows humans to work towards a common goal and connect. As stated in our book, “Legends, myths, gods and religions appeared for the first time with the Cognitive Revolution.” When people believed in the same ideas and knew the proper approaches, cooperation became larger and larger. This helped create ‘imagined orders’, which are cooperation networks like cities and religions. They aided in furthering human cooperation with providing frameworks and history to work from, creating knowledge systems to ease human life.
While you wouldn’t think imagined orders are a prerequisite for scientific experiments individually, they indeed depend on imagined orders. Science needs resources, which are provided by these orders, to reach these achievements and discoveries. I believe the different sciences use imagined orders (our communities) to complete projects and goals, and therefore are, in itself, imagined orders.