[extropy-chat] A future fit to live in?

Keith Henson hkhenson at rogers.com
Sun Jan 14 16:16:30 UTC 2007

At 01:23 AM 1/14/2007 -0600, you wrote:
>At 01:09 AM 1/14/2007 -0500, Keith wrote:
> >And *what* cause pleasure (motivating us) has been shaped by millions of
> >years of evolution.  Look at it from the gene's viewpoint.  We get pleasure
> >from increasing our status.  In the past males required some minimum status
> >before they were consider as mates by the females.
>There are more sources of pleasure than genital excitation and

That was just an example.  Should have made that clearer.  Agree.  Can you 
account for the pleasure people get from BDSM sex?  I think it is a side 
effect of capture-bonding.

>Consider the subtle satisfactions enjoyed by those using the
>"sneaky fucker" strategy (to use the technical term). Subserving, as
>usual, the propagation of certain genes, and also the phenotypes for
>which they code, and so on and on.

Yeah.  Tons of strategies, some of them, like rape, really unpleasant.

The other thing I didn't mention is that we are not far from the end of 
human genes being in the evolution game.

But everybody here knows that.


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