“How our hard-wiring makes democracy hopeless”
|October 4, 2013||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mind, Neuroscience, News|
Da neuroscience truth from Huffpo. In case you thought you SHOULD have rights.
In case you wondered what your moral and intellectual superiors in neuroscience were up to: Maybe you pay them to undermine your freedom:
In other words, say goodnight to the dream that education, journalism, scientific evidence, media literacy or reason can provide the tools and information that people need in order to make good decisions. It turns out that in the public realm, a lack of information isn’t the real problem. The hurdle is how our minds work, no matter how smart we think we are. We want to believe we’re rational, but reason turns out to be the ex post facto way we rationalize what our emotions already want to believe.
If this guy were correct, no one ever achieved anything by their own effort, right?
Democracy isn’t hopeless. It bounces from one hope to the next.
By the way, isn’t it well time to retire this crap about “hard wiring”? The human brain is wetware and you can be pretty sure ideas are not “hardwired.”