Re: Re: Re[2]: A very surreal day

From: Byrne Hobart (
Date: Fri Aug 03 2007 - 11:09:00 MDT

> Our brains developed as general purpose adaptive solution finders. In that
> sense any problem we turn them to is what they were designed for. To claim
> anything above splitting bones or cracking nuts is an incorrect use seems a
> little narrow.

They're adaptive solution finders adapted mostly to finding solutions to
problems involving hunting, gathering, and sex. The rest is relatively
new, and I suspect that there's some kind of evolutionary constraint that
makes new adaptations a lot easier to lose or forgo than old ones.

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