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Overcoming evolution

Paul H. Rubin writes over at washingtonpost.com about Evolution, Immigration and Trade. The article makes the point that seeing larger “moral” groups is difficult because it goes against our evolutionary programming and the traditional “small-group societies” that most of humanity is brought up in. He goes on to say,

As products of evolution, humans cannot help but be born with certain biases. But we are not condemned to this evolutionary programming; we can identify the biases and recognize when they lead us astray in the modern world.

and an excellent analogy

A useful analogy is between speech and reading. All humans growing up in a normal environment learn to speak, but reading must be taught because it does not come naturally.

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