The Cosmopolitan Divide, part 7

At this point, we are hard-wired to notice patterns. We are this way because the cavemen who survived long enough to have sex ran away every time they heard a rustling in the bushes, or didn’t eat the yellow mushrooms because they observed fatal diarrhea amongst the cavemen who did.  But we have more complex concerns than diarrhea (or, at least, I hope you do). The cavemen may have decided to not eat any yellow mushrooms, and even though some could have been nutritious, it didn’t hurt to not eat them. But assuming that all Muslims are terrorists leads to bad behavior and worse policy towards them.

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