Matthew Sweet
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With the poles of “abstract” and “concrete” in mind... Is humanity better at analysis or synthesis?

Do we handle big concepts like love and hate better or worse than we handle specific, contextual mechanisms that lead to those things?

@msweet I'd say we're better at analysis, but we tend towards crappy synthesis.

We have a hardware bias towards treating things as human-like agents, despite also having excellent spatial reasoning modules for dealing with material reality.

I blame resource constraints.

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