Re: Memetic trapping and wars.

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Wed 02 Jul 2003 - 13:48:37 GMT

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    At 12:56 AM 02/07/03 -0400, you wrote:
    >In a message dated 6/27/2003 10:03:07 AM Central Daylight
    >Time, Keith Henson <> writes:
    >Hi Keith.
    >This is interesting. It does seem likely that there is an
    >innate tendency toward hostile ideation during privation.

    Right. Only I would read "innate" as evolved, or wired-in, argument being that genes conferring such a psychological trait do better over evolutionary time than ones conferring a more placid approach to starvation. If humans had a different approach to times of shortage (like the mud fish do to a shortage of water) evolution would have selected an entirely different psychology.

    But our brains burn fuel at a high rate and we can't go without high energy food very long.

    I will try to do a more detailed reply later.

    Keith Henson

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