Re: [evol-psych] Re: The Logic of War, was Warfare as cooperative behavior?
- The whole concept "natural" does not meaningfully apply in most cases
in which that word is used.
If the word means "capable of", then whatever we are capable of is natural.
If it has some moral tinge, then we should stick to discussion of morality,
and explain why it is moral or immoral.
>>Violence isn't natural, nor is it virtuous, no matter
how one cloaks it in science, logic, sacrifice, or
valour. The only brave ones are the poor kids sent
to be sacrificed, as Moses was willing to sacrifice
his son, for the sins of the adults<<
How can you proclaim that violence isn't natural? The evidence is everywhere (including Animal Planet). I belive you have previously stated that you would become quite violent in defence of your children - a perfectly natural response in my opinion.
Do you believe that little boys wouldn't form teams in play unless directed so by adults? I don't.
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- At 09:33 AM 10/6/2007 -0400, Mark Hubey wrote:
1) Maybe they had female liberation back then too
2) He said "the first person"(...)
So now the story can be understood in a more sophisticated mode, e.g.
everyone can be sacrificed (e.g. war)
for the good of the whole (e.g. nation). We have gone back to
sacrificing young males again. IT was tried again
in modern Israel (drafting females and sending them to the front) and
they gave up on it very quickly. For one
thing, if the opposing fighters knew they were fighting females they
refused to give up no matter what, so they
caused even more problems. First there was the shame of surrendering to
females, then there was the fruits of victory if they won!
There are U.S. females being murdered in this attack
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