Roole Number 14: “Men cannot stand stupid perfunctory women.” … follow the links (or not) at Muse in Vivo.

Categorizing ideas and humans by Razib

The human ability to engage in Meta-Representation is one of the hallmarks of our species. We can analyze abstract ideas, take the positions of others, examine counter-factuals and what-if’s. In terms of core competencies our Theory of Mind is a sharp knife, we are unparalleled at modeling social relations contingent upon the mental states of other human beings and how they might react to a huge range of inputs. Many scholars have made the case that core first order cognitive competencies such as Theory of Mind, Folk Physics, Meta-Representation, etc., are the units from our more complex mental activities or cultural productions are derived.

Just when you thought it was save to go in the environment again… “Is the U.S. Ready for a Solar Storm?” at The Intersection.

Do You REALLY Support School Prayer?