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Response to Donald Ian Rankin (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 11:04 AM

54. This is exactly right

 

We are animals. We have brains. We do not function rationally. We are a seething mass of chemicals that interact with our environment. Our sex hormones bend out minds. Our parasites bend out minds. Our experiences, injuries, all things get thrown into that chemical soup which is out minds.

The thing about our minds that is arguably the thing that makes us human is the ability to categorize things and see connections between things. That is very, very useful but can lead into false impressions of reality. For example, you hear people all the time say they don't believe in coincidences. That is horseshit. THings happen all the time that are coincidences. But our minds reject things being coincidences because it is safer not to believe in coincidences.

I could go on and on and I might...but if anyone says that they are rational they are wrong.

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