Also human's perceive patterns where there are none
Deep, and probably leads to most of humanity's problems.
Including my own
Example when i was a kid I drank grape juice. Then later I got car sick and threw up all the juice.
To this day I can drink grape juice. But I can eat grapes, eat grape frozen shit etc.
A fairly good evolutionary reason behind this.
If I ate a poisonous plant, probably I want to make sure I never do it again
You can see it over at syndk8 all the time with google bans.
I got banned because it was tuesday and I was wearing green socks.
It appears that the human mind is comprised of 2 parts.
The conscious where logical thought takes place.
The uncounscious or reptile brain which is a left over from our prehistoric past.
But the reptile brain is very sneaky. He will be the one that makes the choice.
And to make him happy the logical "intelligent" brain invents excuses for him
So you are middle aged, your reptile brain thinks.
Hmmmm if i had a new sports car, I could get laid more.
If I got laid more, I would become alpha male.
So then ur logical brain takes over. He saids
Hmm that is a great car because it is well engineered.
It has great fuel consumption
Or some crap like that