Maladaptation - Steven Pinker, The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

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"Nature is a hanging judge"... Many tragedies come from our physical and cognitive makeup. Our bodies are extraordinarily improbable arrangements of matter, with many ways for things to go wrong and only a few ways for things to go right. We are certain to die, and smart enough to know it. Our minds are adapted to a world that no longer exists, prone to misunderstandings, correctable only by arduous education, and condemned to perplexity about the deepest questions we can ascertain.

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