At 04:23 PM 24/01/00 +0100, Joao Pedro de Magalhaes wrote:
>I believe that there is some genetic mechanism to
>make humans take pleasure out of other humans' pleasure.
And of course out of others' displeasure. (The Germans have a useful word
In fact, in my forthcoming book TRANSREALIST FICTION I coin a term for the
pleasure we receive in *hearing about* the misfortunes of others, at great
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