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73 Post author: elharo 05 July 2013 12:22PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 04 July 2013 03:49:55PM 0 points [-]

But it is easy to connect this to a trust hypothesis: a child which is being directly exposed to their mother's body might form strong social connections, hence be more trusting.

Ah, thanks. That seems like an ambitious empirical claim to me, but at least I see the connection.

Comment author: AspiringRationalist 05 July 2013 03:07:27PM 2 points [-]

I don't think the purpose of the breast feeding example was to say that it had a high probability of being the right explanation; just that there is a lot of uncovered ground in hypothesis space.