How human intelligence works and why that makes us racists

Miguel González-Fierro
June 25, 2016

Have you ever stopped to think how people can be so stupid? Lately, it looks like the world is going crazy. More and more people are supporting radical views. But this is not new, our history is full of atrocities that can be summarized in one simple reason: hatred of the different. The bad news is that our intelligence is optimized to detect differences. The bigger the difference, the higher the effort our brain makes. And many people don't like efforts.


intelligence; human behavior; imitation; innovation

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