DonAithnen (donaithnen) wrote,

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Total randomness

You know, i do put a fair amount of effort into trying _not_ to kick my cat, but there are times where she makes it really damn difficult. After about second of pure shock followed by a bit longer of worry about whether she's okay, i then tell her it's her own bloody fault for being such a dork =P

I'd already been thinking about memory for some reason before i made the list of movies but that kind of focused my thoughts a bit. It's much easier to decide if a certain item belongs on a certain list than it is to remember every item you know about that should be in the list. I'm wondering how much of that is inherent in the differing nature of the two processes, and how much is due to evolution. Back in the days of roaming about africa you never had an urgent need to list all the plants that were good to eat or all the animals that you should avoid, you had an urgent need to know if you should eat _this_ particular plant or run from _that_ particular animal.

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