Ch1 L35: Beliefs – part IX (totems)

To pick up where we left off, our terrified primitive ancestors who were trying to understand their environment, concluded that natural disasters are indices [1] of nature’s anger which is caused by hunger. Thus it must be fed [2]. Since natural disasters happen once in a while, they thought that their solution worked which strengthened their belief in sacrificing. Unfortunately, […]

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CH1 L24: On intelligence: game and imitation – part III

In the 22nd post, we saw how a kid went through the phases of assimilation, disequilibrium then accommodation to create the concept of the donkey [1]. Piaget [2] stated that the balanced growth of assimilation and accommodation results in functioning intelligence. If assimilation outgrows accommodation, kids will tend to play games; otherwise, they will rather imitate. Through this post, we’re […]

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