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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Ch1 L10: A lachrymose detour

To pick up where we left off, our brain had created the supersign of the thing [1] then stored it in the memory. We also learned that a supersign contains the objective and subjective parts which are respectively perceived and conceived [2]. The supersign of the thing is the first and rock-bottom MEANING that our brain has created [3]. So […]

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