Why Do Humans Hate Immigrants? More Importantly, How Can We Get Over It?


"We like to think of ourselves as more evolved than the baboons Sapolsky spent countless hours gazing at. In many ways we are; evolution didn’t “give” us opposable thumbs for nothing. But what we call the unconscious plays a more important role than we often give it credit for. Consciousness is just the protruding tip of a very large iceberg.  As Sapolsky puts it, in the fifty thousand years since we started becoming a symbolic species we haven’t evolved all that much. Nervous systems take time to mature. Evolutionary speaking, maybe we’re teens, though some still act as infants. They bad. We good. Sadly, this explains so much."


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