When it matters about which lies we tell ourselves, and when it doesn’t…

The whole article is fascinating, but this bit leapt out at me…

There is a school of thought in biology — and don’t ask me how widely this is accepted—that evolution favors Type II errors (“failing to reject a falsehood”) over Type I errors (“failing to accept a truth”). The argument goes like this: while there’s not much immediate consequence to believing that your dancing caused the rain, there is probably a lot of selection pressure working against animals that can’t make the connection between hearing a rattle and being bitten by a snake.”

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