There is a mechanism that is intrinsic to the human being and to the way his thinking is organized, to the way his brain works, which is analogy. With great success analogy has led us to succeed as a species even though we are not really a paragon of virtue or physical talents. With analogy, starting from something known, we infer from similar conclusions as we respond to the unknown. Then, we apply reasoning to verify the discovery and pass it to the next generation; a great system, no doubt. However, this positive aspect of our peculiar way of being thinking animals bears hidden on the bottom of itself a
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