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  •  Humans have been destroying their own (4+ / 0-)

    kind ever since Cain smote Abel, probably out of jealousy that the latter was favored.  Or Cain perceived any good for his brother as a deprivation.  Some people feel deprived when someone else gets something they don't even want for themselves.  Perhaps it's simply a matter of their instincts going haywire, resulting in the seven deadly sins that do them in -- self-defeating, irrational behavior.

    wrath
    envy
    greed
    gluttony
    sloth
    lust
    pride

    Perhaps there's even a physical basis, some disconnect between the cognitive brain and the basal ganglia, which precludes the latter from being modulated by the reflection the cognitive brains is designed to provide.  Perhaps it's all a consequence of perinatal asphyxia--more survivable in the age of incubation and intubation, but just as debilitating in the long term.

    http://www.youtube.com/cyprespond

    by hannah on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 05:11:31 AM PDT

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