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Thanks Aaron, for this.
> >From "Human Destiny and the Evolutionary Epidemiology of Ideas"
> a talk presented at the Foundation for the Future Workshop on Cultural
> Evolution, May 18-19, 2000, Bellevue, Washington.
> " ... In South Asia, the most intense versions of Islamic and Hindu faith
> lead to more children for adherents. For Islam, it also leads to more
> evangelical activity, giving a high fertility-high evangelism movement
> similar to early Christianity. The evolutionary maintenance and growth of
> religious fervor now contribute to the risk of nuclear war in India and
> Pakistan. Belief in special afterlife treatment for martyrs heightens the
> risk. If such a war happens, it could have devastating consequences not
> in the region, but also for financial markets and the world economy as
> nations react by trying to create terrorist-proof boarders and curtailing
> civil liberties. The World Trade Center bombing illustrates very clearly
> there are groups who would use a nuclear weapon on a large city if given a
> chance. ... ">
Hmm... groups that would use a nuclear bomb on a city if given a
chance.... I wonder who's done that before.
The India/Pakistan thing is a territorial dispute at least in part a
legacy of British colonial rule, to see it simply as a religious issue is to
simplify it too much I think, but I'm on going on your extract here, so
that's probably a bit unfair.
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