Avil Beckford is an experienced online interviewer, writer and researcher. Here, in two parts, is her thoughtful interview with Michael:
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“Each individual neuron is itself a computer, and the brain a vast community of microscopic computers… the human brain may be a trillion times more capable than we imagine,” he adds.
“What we find is that people are quite ready to start talking about things they can’t possibly know anything about because we made that thing up in our office just the week before”.
“In terms of evolution, it’s unclear whether this is a facility that we’ve evolved, or if this turns out to be the problem that evolution hasn’t successfully tackled yet. There is a reason to believe that at times we are going to make mistakes and claim knowledge of things we have no knowledge of. We’re inveterate storytellers, we’re inveterate explainers, we’re inveterate theory inventors. We see something out there in the world and we try to explain why it’s happening.”