From: Keith Henson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 02 Jul 2003 - 13:48:37 GMT
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>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.
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