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Old 03-21-2008, 07:31 AM
You_had_me_at_hello You_had_me_at_hello is offline
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Default Re: Pastors and Hookers Edition


I'm halfway through Robert Wright's The Moral Animal Why We Do the Things We Do.

And I have to stop for now. It's just too intense. Sometimes you read a book, and sometimes it feels like the book is reading you.

Natural selection and Sexual selection are not warm and fuzzy.

Our genes don't really care about human happiness (again, though, I am only halfway in the book) --- they care about their own survival.

Reminds me of Dick Cheney: They're behind the scenes, completely unseen, but they're directing things in surprising ways, (although the book does emphasize strongly that they don't "control" us in the sense that we don't have to adopt "natural selection's" values).

OK, I was going to discuss my theory about what evolutionary psychology has to say about "Bloggingheads", something about how if it's two males it's actually "Battling Heads" == battling for the young females in the audience (and the "battlers" are completely unconscious of what is going on)--- but, you know I think I'll decline.

More about this later. Also my take on this diavlog later.
(and from an evolutionary psychology viewpoint my "handle" is eerily funny).
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