Emotion + Reason May Be Evolution’s 1-2 Punch
Scientific American video explains the evolutionary value of human emotions.
So often it seems like our hearts get in the way of our minds. We don’t want to deprive ourselves of the positive feelings, like joy and excitement, but emotions overtake us and can totally get in the way of our clear thinking. Why must we be their puppets? We think of emotions as being vestigia of our primitive selves, at odds with our big, capable modern brains. But maybe that’s not right. From an evolutionary perspective, our wild emotions may be prerequisites for rational thought.
So even though we rarely need to flee from a saber-tooth tiger these days, it’s still a dangerous world. And lust? Sorry, love? Some things never change.
Delay, deny and deflect were the strategies Facebook has used to navigate scandals it's faced in recent years, according to the New York Times.
- The exhaustive report is based on interviews with more than 50 people with ties to the company.
- It outlines how senior executives misled the public and lawmakers in regards to what it had discovered about privacy breaches and Russian interference in U.S. politics.
- On Thursday, Facebook cut ties with one of the companies, Definers Public Relations, listed in the report.
Protected animals are feared to be headed for the black market.
Sure we know it would be bad, but what do all of these scary numbers really mean?
- At the press time, the value was $21.7 trillion dollars.
- Lots of people know that a default would be bad, but not everybody seems to get how horrible it would be.
- While the risk is low, knowing what would happen if a default did occur is important information for all voters.
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