Evolution’s solution is a group of structures in the left brain called the Interpreter Module. It’s job is to make up a story based on a minute slice of the data set that the survival brain, the so-called reptile brain, the brain stem deems important to survival. The story doesn’t need to be true, only agree with the consensus story.
Exactly. But it’s not as if you can’t override that portion of your brain, you can. Many others have done so. The reptile brain is the most basic level of that piece of equipment, there are several more highly developed levels that one can utilize to interpret reality. Those who use those higher levels are far more successful than those who don’t.