Think You’re Smarter than a Monkey?
Her conclusion is that these biases are so deep rooted in our evolutionary past, they may be impossible to change. “What we learn from the monkeys is that if this bias is really that old, if we really have had this strategy for the last 35 million years, simply deciding to overcome it is just not going to work. We need other ways to make ourselves avoid some of these pitfalls,” she explained.
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