- Eliza: I feel like a room-temperature fried sweet plantain.
- Joe: Did you just eat one?
- Eliza: Yeah I just ate one.
The human talent for pattern-recognition is a two-edged sword: We’re especially good at finding patterns, even when they aren’t really there — something known as false pattern-recognition.
We hunger for significance — for signs that our personal existence is of special meaning to the universe. To that end, we’re all too eager to deceive ourselves and others."