Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Are humans cognitively limited to be effective citizens of the modern world?

"Robert Burton is a neurologist, author and the former associate director of the department of neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center at Mt Zion. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, and Nautilus, among othersHis latest book is A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves (2013)."

"People who lack the knowledge or wisdom to perform well are often unaware of this fact. That is, the same incompetence that leads them to make wrong choices also deprives them of the savvy necessary to recognize competence, be it their own or anyone else’s."

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Is this just a bunch jargon used to make those who don't understand, feel unequal or is there a deeper consideration we should grasp.  We already know education and privilege have nothing to do with intelligence, but what about neural wiring?   Are we grappling with the idea that we are all unique and that punishing others for their differences is simply inhumane?  

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