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Comment author: TheAncientGeek 26 February 2015 12:01:19PM *  1 point [-]

If the above is true then all cognitive bias, simplistic heuristics, fallacies, and dark arts are good

Good for survival, but not for truth seeking. Epistemic and instrumental rationality are difference things.

Comment author: dxu 26 February 2015 11:39:55PM 0 points [-]

And even in terms of survival, human neurology isn't that great. It was good enough to get our species to survive until now, but it's nowhere close to optimal.