Oddly enough, my cog sci class does have some real-life functionality. George Lakoff\’s paper on the reasoning behind the Gulf War. We see war as a game. A competition. Treating an illness is fighting a war. Corruption is disease. America as the Hero. If we didn\’t metaphorically see ourselves as heroes, then there wouldn\’t be as much pride.
On the side, my cog sci group did not show up to the scheduled session. I was the only one who arrived. UGH.