Put rather bluntly, we all have a reptile brain, called the hypothalamus, that controls the hormones of our endocrine system: This brain is about the size of a walnut and It has been programmed by millions of years of evolution to ensure the survival of the species: It keeps us alive when in a coma and it is responsible for most of our moods and animal instincts but we cannot think with it and it has no moral conscience.
However, the neocortex that has formed over it and which we refer to as our brain - as though it is the only one - can be educated to counteract some of the undesirable effects of the Hypothalamus. These are facts stated unscientifically and with limited scope but facts none the less.
It is obvious that education is the only means available to us to correct any excesses of the hypothalamus but this education must be well targeted. History has shown that dogmatic religious education can lead to even worse excesses such as the Inquisition and the Witch Hunts.Recommended2 recommendations