What is your counsel?
Jonathan Haidt: My advice, my counsel, is that people learn some moral psychology. We’re discovering a lot these days. Learn about the basic software of your mind, of your social brain. And if you do that, you should develop some moral humility.
You will realize that despite our constant feeling that we are right, and there’s pure evil out there, and there are stupid people and ignorant people and enemies who are making things terrible, you’ll discover the truth is a lot more complicated.
And once you do that, I think you’ll be a least more open to talking to people on the other side. And that’s the crucial first step. Expose yourself to people, not just to ideas on the other side, but actually to people. We have an enormous capacity to like people when we meet them face to face. Once we like people, we can take their ideas seriously. To the extent that we only hear about people through their ideas, it’s just too easy to hate and to dismiss them.
Recorded on: May 9, 2008
Learn about the basic software of your mind and you will develop moral humility.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Bernardo Kastrup proposes a new ontology he calls “idealism” built on panpsychism, the idea that everything in the universe contains consciousness. He solves problems with this philosophy by adding a new suggestion: The universal mind has dissociative identity disorder.
There’s a reason they call it the “hard problem.” Consciousness: Where is it? What is it? No one single perspective seems to be able to answer all the questions we have about consciousness. Now Bernardo Kastrup thinks he’s found one. He calls his ontology idealism, and according to idealism, all of us and all we perceive are manifestations of something very much like a cosmic-scale dissociative identity disorder (DID). He suggests there’s an all-encompassing universe-wide consciousness, it has multiple personalities, and we’re them.
Firefighters in California are still struggling to contain several wildfires nearly one week after they broke out.
- Hundreds of people are still missing after three wildfires spread across Northern and Southern California last week.
- 48 of the 50 deaths occurred after the Camp Fire blazed through the town of Paradise, north of Sacramento.
- On Tuesday night, a fourth wildfire broke out, though it's mostly contained.
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