Re: New Scientist this week

From: Grant Callaghan (grantc4@hotmail.com)
Date: Sun May 19 2002 - 20:43:02 BST

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    >Subject: Re: New Scientist this week
    >Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 21:12:59 +0200
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    >
    >----- Original Message -----
    >From: Steve Drew <sd014a6399@blueyonder.co.uk>
    >I don't buy the altruistic tack in Evo Psych. I can accept the argument
    >that
    >males will do very silly and or dangerous things to mate, thatıs no
    >problem..
    >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
    >paradise,
    >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
    >sex,
    >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
    >communi-
    >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.....
    >
    >Regards,
    >
    >Kenneth
    >
    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.

    Grant

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