Saturday, 9 December 2017

"Humans are primed by prudent and rational evolutionary instincts to trust people who look like us"

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"Humans are primed by prudent and rational evolutionary instincts to trust people who look like us and to fear those [who don't]."

Dr. John A. Bargh, a social psychologist at Yale University, like most American academics and possibly most Yale and Harvard graduates, doesn't approve of tribes, whereas I and most people do. They are the basis of Europe since prehistory. 



In this interview in the Guardian (where else?) he says


"Democracy is an advance past the tribal nature of our being, the tribal nature of society, which was there for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of years. It’s very easy for us to fall back into our tribal, evolutionary nature – tribe against tribe, us against them. It’s a very powerful motivator.”

1 comment:

  1. Democracy is just another political chimera and not the hard-wiring of our DNA. He might as well be advocating the relocation of penguins into a sea lion collective in the middle of the Sahara.

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