April 25, 2011

The Reason For Reasoning

Does Homo jurisconsultus represent an evolutionary milestone? Check out Mark D. White's semi-tongue in cheek post at Psychology Today, discussing a new paper by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber (via The Literary Table). Drs. Mercier and Sperber investigate why humans have developed reasoning ability. What is it for? And here I thought it was just to make the decision among the Kindle, the Nook, and the Kobo that much easier. 

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