If a man to believes that his sexual problems stem from being “abused” by an attractive female when he was fourteen, this normally would not pass as scientific evidence. But on issues with dogmatic preconceived dogmas, such faulty evidence can be presented in scientific conferences.
In the US, the laws on sexual repression/oppression are getting worse. I say this because I am a convicted sex offender.
It happened 10 years ago when at the age of 19 I had consensual sex with a girl aged 14.
At the time she told me that she was 18 (thus legal). The blame all fell on me however.
I was told that I should have known better and sentenced to two years in prison.
At that age, by US law, I was unable to make the decision to consume alcohol responsibly, yet I should have known that she wasn’t 18?
How shocking is that?
Blind dogmatism makes exaggerated laws that stigmatize innocent people. The modern witch hunt. Adolescents need legal counsel before engaging in any sexual behavior.
Heavily armed pirates attack a British ship. They were arrested by a Portuguese warship (part of the same Nato alliance as Britain) and then set fee.
Explosives and grenade launchers were discovered on the mother ship when Portuguese special forces boarded “with no exchange of fire”, Lt Cmdr Alexandre Santos Fernandes said.
“It was almost a kilogramme of high explosives. If used correctly it can open a hole in the hull of a ship and sink her,” Lt Cmdr Fernandes said.
“It is the first time we have spotted high explosives on board a pirate ship, normally they just stick to AK-47s and RPGs (grenades).”
The 19 pirate suspects were released because they had not attacked Portuguese property or citizens.
I really wonder if that is furthering human happiness, or if it contributes to more suffering, encouraging further piracy by the same criminals and by others encouraged by their impunity.
The commission formally reversed its policy in March 2004 to declare even a single use of an expletive could be illegal.
The changes became known as the “Golden Globes Rule,” for singer Bono’s 2003 acceptance speech at the awards show on NBC, where he uttered the phrase “really, really, f—ing brilliant.”
All quotes from http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/04/28/supreme.court.indecent.speech/
This not an example of profound human stupidity. It is even understandable that some want to protect their kids from foul language.
Nevertheless, the “Golden Globe Rule” seems to be going overboard.
This is just an amusing example of exaggerated dogmatic conservativism. It must be quite expensive to have all live television programs delayed a few seconds, so that professional who dedicates his live to beeper-button-pressing can bleep out any indecent word that could possibly be spoken.
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Menschliche Dummheit hat sicherlich viel mit unserer evolutionären Programmierung zu tun. Was wir heute tun und denken ist davon geprägt was sich durch natürliche Selektion vor 100 000 Jahren in unseren Vorfahren entwickelt hat.
Der Mensch hat im Laufe der Evolution viel gelernt – nicht alles erweist sich heutzutage als nützlich. Freund-Feind-Schemata und Pauschalisieren, das Suchen nach Mustern und monokausalen Zusammenhängen – der Literaturwissenschaftler Karl Eibl warnt vor den Gefahren dieses Steinzeit-Erbes.
Evolutionary Psychology: Social evolution and social influence: selfishness, deception, self-deception.
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University of California at Los Angeles
Social evolution and social influence: selfishness, deception, self-deception
I. TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Table of contents 2
II. Rationality, consciousness, sincerity 3
A. Unconsciousness and irrationality: the myth of rationality 3
B. Deception: the myth of sincerity 4
C. Hypotheses of this paper: an overview 5
III. Evolutionary theory 6
A. Ultimate reasons 6
B. The survival of the fittest 7
C. Inclusive fitness and altruism: the selfish gene 7
D. Validity of evolutionary theory for humans 10
E. The influence of group living 11
F. War and intergroup violence: group selection revisited 13
G. Learning and culture 15
IV. Deception and impression management 16
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Human Right are certainly a progress compared to middle age witch tortures and stalinistic despotic abuses.
But as all dogmas, maybe they should be questioned. Setting pirates free after expensive capture, does that not encourage piracy and create human suffering? Potential victims of the next attack of the same pirates? Victims of other pirates who join the profession, because they see that their biggest risk is spending a day on a war ship, getting fed and then sent back home? Everyone in the world who pays higher cost for higher insurance premiums due to piracy?
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Werbung für ein Leben ohne Gott
Von Jens Lubbadeh
Gottlos glücklich: In Großbritannien und Spanien rollten sie bereits, nun sollen auch in deutschen Städten Busse Werbung für ein glückliches Leben ohne Gott machen. Die atheistischen Initiatoren sehen sich als Aufklärer, nicht als Missionare.
nach Angaben des Statistischen Bundesamtes gehören rund ein Drittel aller Deutschen keiner Religion an. Eine 2005 durchgeführte Erhebung von AP-Ipsos ergab, dass nur 22 Prozent der Deutschen keine Zweifel an der Existenz Gottes hegen. Atheisten und Agnostiker kommen dagegen gemeinsam auf 23 Prozent
Atheisten-Vereinigung ” Brights“.