Firstly, with no free will a medical fact, what ppl say prob has little, if any influence on what they do. Esp, when the statements involve magical beings, powers and beliefs, like a god, deamons, the tooth fairy. Our magical minds ‘say” we believe all sorts of silly stuff – mainly silly stuff. But human […]
The core (false) promise of all magical beliefs is everyday language-based “Mind over matter.” and “Action at a difference.” Praying, to some god, is just subjective reports of individual experience. So is voodoo, belief in the tooth fairy, belief in free will, philosophy, etc. Well, philosophy is just more of the same. It presumes that […]
Disclosure: My comments have been blocked from the Why Evolution Is True Site from the beginnings pretty much. Also, banned on many other sites and censored on Maestro Pigliucci’s site Scientia Salon, the master himself moderates my comments and requests for me to stop posting occasionally. All in good humor. Although I did make a […]
Brains science, animal ethology and biology have proven our subjective sense of self and Felt experiences, including consciousness, decision making, values, thinking, deciding, etc are mere cultural constructs and myths. Yet, the Western value of the primacy of individual experience still dominates cultural and academic thinking are work.
This is the model we are buying based on our research. No room, or need from pretty much all of our subjective experiences and current models of consciousness, choice, value, executive function, self/personality, etc.
“Genuine anger elicits concessions, but fake anger elicits demands.” “The findings show that individuals place particularly high demands, are relatively dissatisfied, and have relatively little interest in negotiating again with opponents who surface-act anger, because they have little trust in them,” the researchers conclude. “The same emotion—anger—has opposite consequences on negotiation processes and outcomes depending […]
“Put simply, winners don’t punish,” says co-author David G. Rand of Harvard’s Program for Evolutionary Dynamics and Department of Systems Biology. “Punishment can lead to a downward spiral of retaliation, with destructive outcomes for everybody involved. The people with the highest total payoffs do not use costly punishment.” The unfortunate tendency of humans to engage […]