Wednesday, April 06, 2011

More about human delusional... I mean "metaphorical" capacity



Nice blogpost, The Perils of Metaphorical Thinking,  by Julia Galef, posted to Rationally Speaking blog.

There are plenty of topics covered, that have to do with body movement and somatosensing that operate below the level of conscious thought: Leaning back when discussing the past, or forward to discuss the future. Thermal influences. Cleanliness and morality. Rationalization after the insula has had a chance to register disgust. War metaphors for argument. Women as candy. (I guess the only subjectivity permitted is for men. Women must always and forever be objects, like candy.) 

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