Originally Posted by MotoTex
At lizard-brain level we identify things as either "the same" or "the other."
We cast a jaundiced eye on "the other" as it might be a threat.
The trick is overcoming these instinctive intuitions and making a rational evaluation using scientific theory and proofs to substantiate the final decision, rather than only relying upon our basest instincts. (though base instincts have served us well and likewise should not be dismissed out of hand)
And some people will never overcome the ability to be controlled by rational evaluation and scientific theory in order to simply enjoy their base instincts.
I never would have skated a 24 stair handrail or gapped a twenty set if I always sided with logic. I would also drive a cage rather than ride.