Paul Bloom: The origins of pleasure
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I came across this amazing video on TED:  http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_bloom_the_origins_of_pleasure.html

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Why do we like an original painting better than a forgery? Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that human beings are essentialists -- that our beliefs about the history of an object change how we experience it, not simply as an illusion, but as a deep feature of what pleasure (and pain) is.

I am posting this for two reasons:

1) I think it's an amazing video that is funny and fascinating all by itself.

2) While I am not posting this to push any particular agenda- that's been done to death and is unwinnable- the implications it has on our little world here are undeniable.  I'll leave it to the rest of you to draw the parallels.  Enjoy!
 
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Really good TED. Thanks for sharing this.
 
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that was a great video. thanks for sharing.
 
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Quote:
2) While I am not posting this to push any particular agenda- that's been done to death and is unwinnable- the implications it has on our little world here are undeniable.  I'll leave it to the rest of you to draw the parallels.  Enjoy!

I haven't watched it yet, I will soon. From the description you posted, I'm drawing parallels with vinyl, tube amps, and the Beatles 

 
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Great video...I'm a huge fan of evolutionary psychology/cognitive neuroscience.
 
I do believe in experiencing things based upon what I know about them.
 
And that there are reasons for a lot of it and we have a lot more to learn..
 
 
 
 
 
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