Non-instrumental belief is largely founded on singularity 1

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 32 (6):511 (2009)
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Daniel C. Dennett
Tufts University
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The radical evolutionary step that divides human decision-making from that of nonhumans is the ability to excite the reward process for its own sake, in imagination. Combined with hyperbolic over-valuation of the present, this ability is a potential threat to both the individual's long term survival and the natural selection of high intelligence. Human belief is intrinsically or under-founded, which may or may not be adaptive
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