Vestiges - Rational Male

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February 6, 2013

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Title Vestiges - Rational Male
Author redpillschool
Upvotes 5
Comments 9
Date 06 February 2013 03:08 PM UTC (8 years ago)
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[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (8 children) | Copy

After natural selection and you've adapted to your environment what's the next selection criteria? Sexual selection. I think this maybe the point. It's on going and adapting. Males select for qualities in females and vice versa. Jared Diamond and Stephen Pinker, amongst many, have explored this. The artist, the priest, etc ultimately show a fit Brain. An organ so complex that it can go wrong easily. Showing any genetic flaws in an individual. Thus the talents displayed by the artist etc show it's health and when it goes wrong! Others I guess would be penis and breast size. Discussed in the piece as attractive ratios. Thoughtful piece.

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (6 children) | Copy

Jared Diamond is a bunch of feel good hogwash. I recommend Victor Davis Hanson's rebuttal book, the title of which I forget. (Common theme with me here)

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Hanson doesn't seem to be that involved with evolution, was he responding to diamonds stuff on conquest?

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[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Matt Ridley kills the idea of the noble savage here

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

I just picked up Diamond's book. Like anything, read with a critical mind. I've also been reading a lot of Chirstopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins these days.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Hitchens was a brilliant writer and debater on religion and the ultimate antitheist. Not that great on evolution, if at all. Dawkins was great once and changed a lot of thinking. Seems the old dog is hung up on the crazy aspects of religion and debating with them. Seems few have wondered in to sexual selection as defined by Darwin.

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Jeeze, that photo creeps me out

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