Partially hardwired survival strategy.
Originally Posted by Lonewulf
Hear a noise, guess it's a lion and run => you survive. Even if it was a hyena, or a mouse.
Hear a noise, wait to obtain enough evidence to know what it is => you're dinner, unless it's a mouse.
Guess which type of mind is selected for.
Reductionist and proud of it.
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