Ch1 L41: Beliefs – part XV (Hell)

The concept of the afterlife has been most probably the first and strongest mental painkiller [1]. For those who struggle with mortality, believing [2] in the afterlife is quite a relief. Death wouldn’t be the end but the transition to another life [3]. Thus the problem seems to have been resolved. Though Karl Marx [4] had intended to attack the […]

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Ch1 L33: Beliefs – part VII (sacrifices I)

In order to fight Death [1], we evolved to detect dangers, then to emotionally react to them [2]. However, emotional evaluations have their intrinsic shortcomings, so thinking developed to counsel the emotional brain, providing it with more providential solutions [3]. A self-reflective mind should raise the question “how reliable is thinking?” Finding an answer to this question is vitally important […]

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Ch1 L27: Beliefs – part III (Taboos)

Fighting Death was the starting point of our journey throughout which we’ve explored how we’ve evolved to survive [1]. We’ve seen that our emotions were the first tools to evaluate and learn from experiences and they dichotomically categorized experiences into two groups of the good and the bad [2]. The emotional judgment forms the first beliefs [3]. In the 18th […]

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