[extropy-chat] Serenity: "...make people better."

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Sun Oct 16 17:11:30 UTC 2005

At 03:18 AM 10/16/2005 -0700, Stuart wrote:

>You might think that a Presidential State of the Union
>address is something more than a primate dominance
>ritual but it isn't... at least not qualitatively.
>When a low ranking monkey vocalizes, few of his
>fellows heed him. When the alpha monkey calls out,
>every head in the troop turns torward him and hang on
>his every utterance.

What about when the dork monkey calls out, the one the wily alphas have 
shoved forward?

This is not a partisan query; I've never met Bush, but from a distance he 
doesn't give a very convincing impression of an alpha male to me. Cheney, 
presumably, is one.

Damien Broderick 

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