Floored

April 14, 2009

The behaviour of the kids in Lord of the Flies reflected their upbringing.

The brutality of Hobbesian thinking mistakes social for natural.

Our flaws result from our evolution: nerves the wrong side of the retina; inadequate teeth; lower backs unstable. And analogous problems with our neural modules which are frequently in conflict with each other allowing pride to sense unplumbable mental depths in even the most mundane daily task.

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