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Re: The Hidden Logic Of Deception

From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 07:38:33 -0800
Archived: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 05:51:04 -0500
Subject: Re: The Hidden Logic Of Deception

>Source: ScientificAmerican.Com


>December 27, 2011

>The Hidden Logic Of Deception

>Prominent biologist Robert Trivers probes the deep origins of
>deceit, and offers a solution to the Darwinian paradox of self-

>By Gareth Cook

>We lie to ourselves all the time. We tell ourselves that we are
>better than average -- that we are more moral, more capable,
>less likely to become sick or suffer an accident. It's an odd
>phenomenon, and an especially puzzling one to those who think
>about our evolutionary origins. Self-deception is so pervasive
>that it must confer some advantage. But how could we be well
>served by a brain that deceives us? This is one of the topics
>tackled by Robert Trivers in his new book, "The Folly of Fools",
>a colorful survey of deception that includes plane crashes,
>neuroscience and the transvestites of the animal world. He
>answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook.


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