CARTA: Is the Human Mind Unique? – Daniel Povinelli: Desperately Seeking Explanation

5/3/2013; 20 minutes

In this talk, Daniel Povinelli (Univ of Louisiana at Lafayette) suggests that "desperately seeking explanation" is a uniquely human mental function. In science, this "explanatory drive" can be properly regarded as a mania, which, as it proceeds largely uncontrolled, will continue to yield products that both improve, and threaten, our very existence. (#24979)

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