in defence of the human brain

yes, I am tired of the talk about the human brain being slow, inefficient and so on. This — for me at least — is blatantly untrue, and a complete and irreverent misunderstanding.

Our brain is perfect — it’s our society that has unhinged from its position with respect to it. Society has “run rough-shod” over our humble brain as it has with everything else in nature. Our brains are perfect machines designed to filter out the irrelevant, even as we try as hard as we can to stuff it with things it has no interest in retaining because it’s not good for you.