The Believing Neuron pt. 5/17
Originally posted on Future-Giraffes:
Yo my minion readers.
Until now you have responded quite well to all the “wisdom” posts in the FG. So we decided to kick up the level of your intelligence with a series of new articles
Please enjoy and get some XP points asap..
We find ourselves in an unquestioning, patternless existence where everything occurs seemingly without reason.
There is no learning from experience: “Once bitten, twice shy,” becomes “Once bitten, never shy,” and the rhythms of the natural world are unappreciated
Lets take alook
How We Believe (Times Books),Michael Shermer.Scientific American(+),
‘’I argue that our brains are belief engines: evolved pattern-recognition machines that connect the dots and create meaning out of the patterns that we think we see in nature. Sometimes A really is connected to B; sometimes it is not. When it is, we have learned something valuable about the environment from which we…
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