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Old 05-01-2019, 03:15 PM   #5736 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Our problems never were much to do with education, but rather human nature. That isn't easily educated out. Our underlying behavior resides on hardware that cannot be modified without genetic engineering or selective breeding. The software that modifies the underlying hard-coded behavior is very difficult to manipulate.

That's what I assume freebeard and Bucky were on about; that you can't (successfully) fight human nature, you have to accommodate it.
This is half of what Hagens is telling us. We don't do things because they are smart. We do things that give us the same feel good brain chemicals that were the "fittest" for survival for a million years of evolution when we were driven to survive as hunter/ gatherers. Today these "feelings" are hijacked (intentionally) to encourage us to consume much more than we need in order to be happy and healthy. The only way forward is for everyone to learn about metacognition. To think about the way our brains work. And truly become sapient. We were born to shop since the wanting is much stronger than the having.
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