Risks and humanity

Yesterday I was talking to Gerry to humans being bad at long term planning. He did not buy everything I was saying. Today on NPR Talk of the Nation was Harvard psychology professor Daniel Gilbert talking about a commentary he just wrote If only gay sex caused global warming. The commentary is about how we are good at some risks and bad at other risks. I find this interesting. As rational as we can be, we are still victims of our brain.

The commentary it great. It talks about why we have a hard time dealing with specific threats. We need the threats to have specific aspects before we can act.


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