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Mo' Money, Mo' Problems
Posted 10/10/10

DomFortress wrote:


GheyDeer wrote:


Well, I was talking about natural disasters.
I was thinking more like hurricanes, than extremists crashing planes.

I mean, I COULD get into a car accident while driving away from a hurricane.
But I'd take my chances with colliding with a cars driving toward the hurricane, than being one of those cars headed for the hurricane.
Before we went off topic any further, how's your own rational reasoning to survive has to do with your own irrational desire for fast car? I mean everyone knows that to avoid hurricanes completely, all you need to do is living on higher grounds away from the oceans.

Well, the chances of me outrunning a hurricane is better if I'm in a fast car.
Hurricanes was really more of an example of a natural disaster.
I could use the car to avoid war, poverty, and famine.
Posted 10/10/10

GheyDeer wrote:


Well, the chances of me outrunning a hurricane is better if I'm in a fast car.
Hurricanes was really more of an example of a natural disaster.
I could use the car to avoid war, poverty, and famine.
In other words, you're an escapist and a coward. When you would flee from any sign of trouble.
Posted 10/10/10

DomFortress wrote:


GheyDeer wrote:


Well, the chances of me outrunning a hurricane is better if I'm in a fast car.
Hurricanes was really more of an example of a natural disaster.
I could use the car to avoid war, poverty, and famine.
In other words, you're an escapist and a coward. When you would flee from any sign of trouble.

Why, yes I am.
I value my life.
I wouldn't charge into a hurricane, war, famine, or poverty to prove that I'm brave.
Is self-preservation not human nature?
Posted 10/11/10

GheyDeer wrote:


Why, yes I am.
I value my life.
I wouldn't charge into a hurricane, war, famine, or poverty to prove that I'm brave.
Is self-preservation not human nature?
Just about every social psychopath claims it to be:

Homicidal psychopaths, for example, do not kill people in front of police officers. They seem to be able to delay their gratification until it seems safe for them. Their self-preservation generally overrides their need for self-gratification. The value of psychopathy "Man is a product of biological evolution. Gene variations introduced into the human gene pool by mutation are shaped, primarily by natural selection, into integrated or coadapted gene complexes that promoted the various individual and species adaptations to the range of environments in which man lives...Man is also a product of cultural evolution."(Kessler,1975). Theoretically, if evolutionary changes occur out of necessity, and if the basis of psychopathy is an heritable genetic predisposition, then is it possible that psychopaths are more evolved than "normal" humans or have evolved differently or as a subspecies? Yes, because they are more likely to access resources by use of cheating strategies (lying, deciet, threats, etc.) and theoretically then, are more likely to survive (Hare, 1993; Mealey,1994). How else could this genetic change have come about except by evolution? The goals of all species are reproduction and survival in their environment (Rainer, 1985). By studying psychopaths it is quite evident that they are better fit for survival than non-psychopathic humans, largely due to the fact that they look out for no other person and ensure their own survival, no matter what the expense is (Hare, 1993). Psychopaths are quite commonly depicted as the epitome of evil. From an evolutionary standpoint however, we as humans, may view them as our superiors, saviours of our species (as preposterous as that sounds on the surface)! They are "social predators who charm, manipulate, and ruthlessly plow their way through life...completely lacking in conscience and in feelings for others, they selfishly take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without the slightest sense of guilt or regret" (Hare, 1993). If it is the strong who survive, and we allow natural selection to take it's course, then I fear the psychopath will be the end result.(citation)
However, that's not how I see humanity as.
Posted 10/15/10
I remembered a video when Pit Bull was singing and there was a fan threw wads of cash ( "I make it rain") on Pit Bull's face.
Pit Bull was offended about that and punched that guy's light's out.

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