Good reading (and a note to self): http://edge.org/response-detail/2943/what-is-your-favorite-deep-elegant-or-beautiful-explanation
The deep and beautiful trick of the brain is more interesting: it possesses multiple, overlapping ways of dealing with the world. It is a machine built of conflicting parts. It is a representative democracy that functions by competition among parties who all believe they know the right way to solve the problem.
This ties into something AI-related I’d been working on that I may discuss in the future.