On 9/2/2012 5:01 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
On Saturday, September 1, 2012 12:43:50 PM UTC-4, Alberto G.Corona wrote:
/Where is the revulsion, disgust, and blame - the stigma and shaming...the
violent prejudices? Surely they are not found in the banal evils of game
In the book I referred, it is described the evolutionary role of sentiments.
Sentiments are the result of mostly unconscious processing. See for example
cheating detection mechanism in this book, which has been subject to an
set of test. and there are many papers about cheater detection. cheater
a module of logical reasoning specialized for situations where a deal can
It exist because cheater detection is critical in some situations and it
necessary to react quickly. Its effect is perceived by the conscious as
fear, depending on the situation.
That's not the point. It doesn't matter how tightly the incidence of sentiment or
emotion is bound with evolutionary function, I would expect that given the fact of
emotion's existence. The problem that needs to be answered is given a universe of
nothing but evolutionary functions, why would or how could anything like an emotion arise?
When an amoeba detects a gradient of salinity and moves in the less saline direction does
it have a feeling?
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