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So basically irrationality is the human brain's way of getting around the Halting Problem. Pure logic can land you in an infinite loop.
April 27, 2012
"But in reality – especially in the Internet era – people have access to a limitless amount of information that they could consider. As a result, we rely on rules of thumb, or heuristics, to take in information and make decisions. These mental shortcuts are necessary because they lessen the cognitive load and help us organize the world – we would be overwhelmed if we were truly rational." -
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