Ch1 L49: Summary (Part II)

To pick up where we left off, emotions helped us learn and evaluate the world around us in a binary way. Things are either good or bad according to our feelings, and their intensity prioritizes our reactions [1]. However, emotions have shortcomings. They are blind to changes, amount, components and multivariable analyses; in other words, they’re short-sighted. We can see […]

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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 L31: Head Vs. Heart

In the last post, we studied the case that the tattoo of a tiger could make the primitive people believe that they possessed the tiger’s hunting skill [1], because they prematurely generalized [2] that if two things have the same form, they’ll have similar characteristics. In order to falsify this belief [3], you must be able to dissect things and […]

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