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Evolution via natural selection has “encephalised” pleasure and pain so we believe all sorts of things inherently matter beyond states of the pleasure-pain axis. Such belief is genetically adaptive. I’m sceptical it’s true.
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Encephalised I guess in my mind is how the brain "paints on" pleasure and pain onto things, the pleasurable taste of cake isn't in the cake and for some organism cake happens to be fitness-reducing you might expect cake to taste like shit.

Same as why we are revolted when we smell dogshit or something, it's good to be revolted because the germs will fuck you up. But slugs love dogshit probably
This is probably one of the most important things to understand for the truthseekers out there.
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