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In a message dated 1/17/2002 12:41:49 PM Central Standard Time, Keith Henson
> At 07:23 AM 17/01/02 -0500, you wrote:
> >Hi Keith Henson -
> > >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
> > >of their fame more than makes up for them being turned to ash.
> >Interesting. Hadn't thought of that.
> There is a study that the Yanamano men who were known killers in fighting
> between villages had several times the number of children of the men who
> had not killed. I can find the table on this if anyone cares.
> Keith Henson
Hi Wade and Keith.
The Islamic martyrdom ideas also promise afterlife rewards for one's
relatives, so that the religious belief manipulates genetically evolved
dispositions. Islam has apparently spread partly due to its effectiveness in
getting believers to take mortal risks fighting for Islam.
As for the Yanamano, having "several times the number of children" sounds
quite high. It might help to view the original study and any followup and
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