From: Grant Callaghan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 16 Mar 2003 - 22:01:36 GMT
"PS. It seems very likely that advancing neuroscience will figure out the
chemical basis of capture-bonding, that is the mechanisms for complete
social reorientation to a new group in a few days. At that point, a person
could be subjected to drug/hormone treatments that bonded them to a new
group with a different meme driven goals and returned to the society they
lived in before it was known they had been captured and turned this way.
I.e., the age of chemical mind control may be at hand. (Shades of
Heinlein's _The Puppet Masters_!) "
There is a long history of men going out and capturing women and bringing
them back to the tribe as wives. The middle East is rife with such stories
and I have read about it in Tokugawa Japan and some parts of China. The
movie "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" was partly based on such a premise.
The idea for that certainly didn't come from modern literary tradition. The
American Indians also did such things. I don't know exactly how far back in
human history the idea goes, but the stories seem to be a worldwide
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