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 >http://tinyurl.com/7fc4dy4 >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- >deception >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. <snip> That tinyurl link above goes to a 404 page not found error... Try this link for the SciAm article, instead: http://bit.ly/vgdwi8 Steve Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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