DALLAS, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Spagnoletti, who after retiring as President of an aerospace company began studying the mind and memory processes of modern humans 12 years ago, says, "The book is about a flaw that affects our generation in the US, and will indirectly cause our grandchildren to have much shorter lives. Further, that is unfortunately only one of numerous regrettable heritages our generation will, due to the flaw, pass on to our grandchildren.
"The book explains the primary reason people know what they know and believe what they believe. It is determined by the unlikeliest of all things, a flaw in our DNA. The flaw affects the information in our mind and our memory. The book is made up mainly of real examples of the ultimate effects of faulty decisions by our generation due to our faulty beliefs caused by the flaw," says Spagnoletti.
"To be specific, we don't know why we believe what we believe. We think that we know, but we don't. We think that what we believe is based primarily on conclusions which are derived from good information that we considered. However, the information in our mind and memory, and upon which our beliefs are based, is faulty because of it being changed within our mind and without our knowledge. Then, since we don't realize it has been changed, we use the now faulty information as the basis for furthering our beliefs, and that's how we each accumulate and reinforce beliefs that are wrong," continues Spagnoletti.
"And here is the rest of the discovery. The extensive changes in our conscious mind and memory are made by our subconscious mind. However, the discovery is that although our subconscious mind precipitates the changes as it accomplishes its main task, the fact that the changes occur is actually an unintended consequence. Unfortunately, the changes can't be unlinked from its main task. Further, the main task of our subconscious mind is carried out relentlessly, continuously, aggressively, and most significantly, stealthily (which is why we haven't recognized the changes)," said Spagnoletti.
"Thus, we are all as if blind, but believe that we can see (our knowledge has been secretly, albeit inadvertently, filtered). Because of that, the mistakes we modern humans make are extensive as we struggle through minefields of unseen obstacles wherever we go. Most importantly, that's why our decisions differ from what they would be if we could really see," says Spagnoletti.
"I never really understood why people often did very illogical things. But after reading this book, I now realize that all persons, due to the flaw, are relying on a huge accumulation of faulty information and beliefs, when they make what in their minds are logical decisions to do things that are very wrong," said Ann Bynum, psychologist.
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SOURCE Fred Spagnoletti