Studying the Brain Can Help Us Understand Our Unscientific Beliefs : The New Yorker


“According to Dunbar, the reason the physics majors had to recruit the D.L.P.F.C. is because they were busy suppressing their intuitions, resisting the allure of Aristotle???s error. It would be so much more convenient if the laws of physics lined up with our na??ve beliefs???or if evolution was wrong and living things didn???t evolve through random mutation. But reality is not a mirror; science is full of awkward facts. And this is why believing in the right version of things takes work.”

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