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>From: Jeremy Bradley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>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.
>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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