2 July 2009

Disruption (2)

Just like young birds in the South Pacific that go on night flights with their mama and papa birds. They navigate by the stars, but there's no way they have in their head already a map of the night sky, because the night sky changes every 400 or 500 years as we move through the galaxy. They can't innately have a map to navigate. They have to go out and have experience, but once they get the experience and check out what is the night sky, they have [that map]. Same with people.
-- John Bargh. But some maps go out of date faster than we realise:
We cling to images that do not correspond to changing reality.
-- Cornelia Hesse-Honnegger quoted by Hugh Raffles.

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