[ExI] Evolutionary psychology and religion

spike spike66 at att.net
Tue Dec 11 05:58:34 UTC 2007

> bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of hkhenson
> >Both men ponder, when the solution is deceptively simple: religion
> >encourages breeding.
> I can't see that breeding--in a pre contraceptive era--needed any
> religious support.  Generally humans populated whatever space they
> had to the maximum extent possible. Keith

Ja Keith, I mostly agree, but I was referring to the modern post
contraceptive era.  In most of human history, reproduction was surely a side
effect of the satisfaction of sexual urges, which represented the most
intense pleasure available to humans.  Now we know of multiple of paths to
personal fulfillment that does not involve sexual activity or reproduction.
One example is what we are doing right now, interacting with like-minded
people on the internet, daily feeding our brains to a most gratifying

This is not to say that you, my good friends, are better than sex, quite on
the contrary.  But I can say with honest and heartfelt sincerity that for
all of you I am grateful, for both your existence and the fact that
technology lets us reach one another.



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