The Attraction of Weapons (tools in general)

—“Question: Why are so many guns, knives, and swords beautiful? Is it the talent put into them, or are we naturally attracted to weapons?”—Inductivist

Take me too long to explain all of it but the answer is opportunity – which we label agency, and colloquially as ‘power’. But our brains calculate just one thing: gain vs loss. and we evolved the same intuition for opportunity in tools as other animals did for calories in food.

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