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Response to rhett o rick (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 01:58 PM

6. Because we evolved from tribal primates, and we are still tribal primates.

From that point of view, the miracle is that humans ever rise above this kind of behavior at all. In that way it's a lot like "rational behavior"; to whatever extent we achieve rational behavior, it's kind of like a stupid-pet-trick that we've acquired very recently. It's not as if we're actually good at it.

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