[ExI] evolutionary psychology in a meme war
steinberg.will at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 17:59:57 UTC 2018
On Fri, Apr 20, 2018, 00:05 Spike Jones <spike at rainier66.com> wrote:
> We have heard of how evolutionary psychology predicts a society will
> engage in warfare when there is a sufficient level of collective pessimism
> about the future.
> OK, sure that makes sense in the traditional definition of warfare. But
> now, if we embrace the notion that modern warfare is primarily memetic and
> the battlefield is digital, the weapons entirely digital where none of the
> participants actually perish, can we extend traditional evolutionary
> psychology to now?
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I don't know if it's necessarily true that participants don't perish. It's
at least true that life expectancy reduction is a common result of that
As to your question, anything traditional can be extended to the present,
as long as the arbiters of those theories are willing to consider change.
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