Re: New Scientist this week

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    >Subject: Re: New Scientist this week
    >Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 21:12:59 +0200
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    >From: Steve Drew <>
    >I don't buy the altruistic tack in Evo Psych. I can accept the argument
    >males will do very silly and or dangerous things to mate, thatıs no
    >Where I have trouble with this argument is that people can knowingly plan
    >their own deaths. You don't produce many kids if your dead. Secondly, the
    >argument only concerns itself with males, despite the increasing incidence
    >of female suicide bombers. Unless of course you stretch the argument to
    >suggest they are reacting in some way to a threat to their future children!
    >:-) It's hard science when the theory fits the facts.
    >Hi Patrick, Steve,
    >Just buzzin ' in,
    >About those female suicide bombers, this is not a joke, I asure you !
    >The question has been raised in Islamitic circles what will be the reward
    >for such acts !?
    >Males will get 70 or was it 72 virgins to play with when they enter
    >but what will the girls get !? More of the same !? Very doubtful !
    >The anwser, if that is one to consider, is that the females will change
    >become thus males, and will get their virgins ! A little price to pay !
    >The Islamitic world is not that keen to grant 70 chippendales to each
    >female suicide bomber, tradition still stands....
    >Honestly, they don 't what to do with female suicide bombers, but even
    >said that, her family, males and females will get the respect of the
    >ty they live in.
    >The real answer to this question can 't be found in any islamitic text, yet
    >We must wait to see with what they come up next.....
    Does anybody really believe they're doing it for sex in the afterlife? If
    so, it must be an indication of how frustrating their lives are before
    death. I suspect it's more of a Western myth thand a Middle Eastern one.
    The myth is that Muslims live their lives hungering after virgins.


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