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07/20/2015

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Tony Noerpel

Hey Dave

Henry Gee gets it. See his book "The Accidental Species, misunderestandings of human evolution." We are not that special. My own view is that we have unspectacular brains which is somewhat larger than other apes but we have remarkable hands.

Anyway, the human brain is capable of understanding the human condition, or at least a subset of us. And interesting and related discussion is at Tom Murphy's blog Do The Math

http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/2015/04/programmed-to-ignore/

It may be that only a few percent of humans do have the cognitive ability to comprehend who we are and what we are doing.

Tony

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