Think, for example, of the late Stephen Hawking and how his fevered pronouncements in his final years were received.
Maxim Loskutoff recounts the time he and his girlfriend were threatened by a grizzly bear while hiking in Montana.
It’s hot out. Be glad that you’re a human being, and not some other kind of mammal.
No doubt evolutionary psychologists could a tell a story to explain this. They always can. Something about tribes of hunter-gatherers.
Following Darwin, with an assist from Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin, Ken Miller proposes that human reason, consciousness, etc. are exaptations, or “spandrels.”