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On Monday, February 4, 2002, at 10:33 , Kenneth Van Oost wrote:
> Why can 't altruistic behavior in the extreme not be a case of
> selfishness !?
Society itself is a dance around this- the cultural environment is, like
that village we all done heard tell about a few years ago, what raises
the child, after all. Sacrifices to that environment are beneficial
(they can be...) to that environment, and thus, ones genes are given a
further chance to keep going.
Strong sociocultural units are survival mechanisms, and always have been.
Like ants, however, such 'selfishness' as this sort of altruism is,
needs obeisance and dependence.
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