Why we believe Fuentes
In Why we believe Fuentes argues that the human niche reshaped humanity to believe in imagination.
“Humans went from being socially complex transactional beings to groups of organisms who exist simultaneously in both transactional and transcendent realities, and who use imagination and belief to reshape themselves and the world around them”
And once that belief becomes a deep connection, things begin to happen.
To imagine and create a better future we need to appeal to both the science and the belief systems that humanity already has in place.
We need to be conscious of bias in science and reject scientism but at the same time use the science we have and infuse it with storytelling. Only when we infuse the existing believe systems with science and science with storytelling will we be able to create a better future.
To imagine and create a better future we need to be conscious of bias in science and reject scientism.