Quotes from Alex Anderson

By November 11th, 2019 No Comments

In order to make the scientific and complex concept of LIMBICLOGIC® accessible to a wider audience, Alex Anderson often uses comparisons and metaphors. We from Team LIMBICLOGIC® found some of his quotes both insightful and funny enough to collect them here.

“Imagine the two parts of the brain as the prefrontal cortex as a father and the limbic system as his five-year-old son. Both are in a toy store and the father has very little money with him. “This gives you a rough idea of the conflicts that can arise when you live in the 21st century.”

“I don’t see the age of reason, which started around the turn of the  18th century, as being over yet. Rather, we should never stop replacing traditional values, thinking and beliefs with reason and science. If we stop doing this, we will continue to create unnecessary suffering and ultimately destroy the planet.”

“When I was studying the evolution and the controlling mechanisms of the limbic system, I spontaneously asked myself: “Do I actually want such an old part of the brain, one that I share with rats, to determine me?”

“LIMBICLOGIC® is actually not difficult to understand. But for some it is very difficult to accept.”

“Freedom of expression is good. “Freedom from logic, however, is not!”

“Intelligent design? Are you kidding me? Have you ever seen a naked man?”

LIMBICLOGIC® completes the work of Charles Darwin. Similar resistance is to be expected with regard to the acceptance of the content. Even though religion has lost much of its influence nowadays, LIMBICLOGIC® questions people’s self-image and impairs their self-esteem. I am aware of this, but ultimately see no alternative to a clear, undistorted and unembellished view of the true nature of human beings. It is the key to a harmonious coexistence of people on the planet while continuing to maintain it. If we do not finally start with it now, we will never cease to lose ourselves in conflicts of war. “At the same time, we will destroy the planet and ultimately deprive ourselves of the basis of life.

“The term Homo sapiens sapiens points to double reason. This was to be expected from a species that gives itself a name, but can be described as overly optimistic. Homo semi sapiens would be far more appropriate.”

“The human brain is less the crown of creation and more one of the worst products of evolution. One part of the human brain is able to construct multi-stage hydrogen bombs while another, older part of the brain considers it a good idea to use them.”

“When I once had a discussion with a faithful Christian who vehemently separated himself from Islam, I said the following to him. “I understand your strong conviction and identification with your faith and your associated separation from other religions. But are you aware that your beliefs ultimately depend solely on the GPS coordinates of your birthplace and your environment? If you had been born in Saudi Arabia, for example, we would be having the opposite discussion. Now let me ask you a question. If your strong beliefs depend only on the pure coincidence of your birthplace, why are they so strong?”

“At the zoo I watched sea lions through the underwater window. Seemingly carefree they glided in spirals through the water. I thought about the treatment of captive animals and wondered which species, on which side of the window is actually leading a life most appropriate for their species.”

“The social and empathic abilities of women are superior to those of men. They are better at recognizing emotions, establishing and maintaining relationships, but also at scheming. A woman with hurt feelings should always be taken seriously. Especially in combination with a good lawyer.”

“What are all the relevant facts that influence a decision? How are these facts to be evaluated and weighted? What connections, dependencies and interactions exist between these facts? What does this mean for the result that you want to achieve? This is what I mean by “sufficient use of intelligence” or “logic-based knowledge gain”. Instead, we see people who avoid this admittedly laborious and time-consuming mental work and make decisions primarily based on emotions. However, this cognitive work is essential in order to reach sensible conclusions. Tragically, such emotional decision-making is most commonly found where it has the greatest influence on the lives of millions: in politics.”


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