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Our innate ideas prevent us seeing what is innate in human nature

14 mins | Jan 3, 2022

Analysing the oxymorons of humanity. We, humans, tend to limit the existence of other species on Earth within their own sandbox and think about our own as something much bigger than "just being human." So, we believe that a cat is destined to be a cat because it thinks and acts like one. Whereas our "biological imperfections, it seems, are superficial and transitory." Are we wrong? Iris Berent, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, takes a closer look into these concepts and aims to understand the innateness behind our existence.

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