[ExI] Update on the Hawaiian observatory shutdown
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 25 14:30:23 UTC 2019
So William are we to believe you've never gotten angry in your life? If
anger never has a useful purpose why do all animals have that emotion, why
did it evolve?
John K Clark
Anger helps the cortisol flow, which energizes muscles etc. for fight or
flight- in other words, it helps in the immediate danger situation.
Otherwise we should try to eliminate it as, as I said, it stresses the body
unnecessarily because it does not help in any way. It often leads to
irrational behavior. Look at people who react with anger when they get
drunk - just looking for a fight and often finding one and jail later. Has
there been a case of wife beating not fueled by anger?
To me it's like a craving for salt or fat: helpful in our earlier
evolutionary history, but bad for us now. One study I read said that one
bout of anger took a week off your life.
And it's Bill if you please.
On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 4:49 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 9:52 PM William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> > Why rant and rave and call names anyway? In the history of mankind it
>> has never helped anyone and stresses the author of it.
> So William are we to believe you've never gotten angry in your life? If
> anger never has a useful purpose why do all animals have that emotion, why
> did it evolve?
> John K Clark
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