Re: Education and Genetics

From: Reed Konsler (
Date: Fri 30 May 2003 - 04:05:29 GMT

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    From: Keith Henson:
    "There are other ways to power, more effective ones. See Evolution of Cooperation. Humans are deeply social and work best in cooperative modes.
    (Though between groups it can be vicious.)"

    The is only one essential path to power. Being social doesn't mean being
    "nice". Adolecents in the cafeteria are deeply social beings, and quite cooperative. Power, there, is all about gossip, smiles and knives. Not unlike the rest of the world.

    There are various mechanisms, but power is getting other people to act in your best interest. The relationship involves two people: it is symbiotic. A cut-throat environment is one in which competition over power is fierce. It is a social environment. If it weren't a cooperative one, there would be no point.



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