RE: Rumsfeld Says He May Drop New Office of Influence

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    >From: Jeremy Bradley <>
    >Subject: RE: Rumsfeld Says He May Drop New Office of Influence
    >Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2002 18:51:33 +1100
    >At 10:14 PM 7/03/02 -0500, you wrote:
    > >
    > >if the human psyche is taken to be universal, all human groups are
    > >bloodthirsty and exploitative, given the proper historic circumstances
    > >means at their disposal.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    >Hi all
    >I'm Sorry if my discussion with Vincent got a little out of hand. Scott's
    >statement above encapsulates the debate. Vincent appears to be saying that
    >it is human nature to be bloodthirsty and exploitative. Whereas I claim
    >that there are peoples who aren't. However when I have attempted to argue
    >this point with the examples from my experience it resulted in an exchange
    >which has departed from memetics.
    >Let's get back to discussing the memes.
    I'd say humans are potentially bellicose, but that circumstances matter.
    There's th difference between potentiality and actuality.

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