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In a message dated 1/16/2002 11:48:02 PM Central Standard Time, Keith Hensonh
> If you want to try to understand what is going on with memeoids in some
> attempt to keep it from happening again, realizing that it is an indirect
> effect of reproduction (sex drive) is essential. It is not just the 70
> some odd virgins they were promised, it is the rewarding brain chemicals
> from the attention they got and the anticipation of the fame they would
> after doing the deed.
> It would be *most* interesting to see how the genes of the 19 hijackers
> fare. My bet is that the additional kids their brothers have as a result
> of their fame more than makes up for them being turned to ash.
> Keith Henson
Agreed. I did not mean to imply that the sex drive was the only thing on
their minds. Interesting, though, that it is included in the afterlife
promise for martyrs.
Normal people are all wired to seek attention, as you say. Socialization and
maturity are largely consist of learning ideas of positive and negative
attention, and learning ways of controlling what one does to receive
As Wade said, it was a hell of a way for thousands of people to go -- and
indeed very sad. At least officials are now paying more attention to some
vastly worse kinds of attack that can still happen.
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