Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Why Do Heights Frighten Us?

Especially when we know we’re safe. Here’s a 7 minute discussion by two professors about “aliefs” (“alief” comes before “belief”.) Seems to me, there’s an easier explanation – we have an innate dislike of falling and getting hurt. It’s one reason all of us are here: our ancestors didn’t fall off cliffs and die before they had offspring. But that’s why I’m not an academic.

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