Re: Unhappiness (Was Extropian ...)

Spike Jones (
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 21:43:19 -0700

> spike wrote: this would explain why the russian, the eskimo, the swede
> >(my ancestors), the danish, the finnish, etc, seem to have more sad than the
> > jew, the african, from gentler, more hospitable climates...
> Michael Lorrey wrote: Except that the Eskimo, Inuit, Laplanders, and other longer
> term
> inhabitants do not have such a high level of depression. Only the latecomers (i.e.
> since the
> aryan migration) have such a high level of depression...

i didnt know this mike. guess this is what happens to one when one speculates outside ones area of expertise. all i need to do now is get one. {8^D

> Remember that depression leads to a lowered interest in sex...

hmmm. guess i dont have depression then... {8^D

> so a depressed individual would be less
> likely to matter how much time spent inside.

so i guess i better forget my theory that non-depressed northerners went extinct by causing the igloo to melt in the dead of winter. {8^D this is very interesting tho.

i have been toying with the idea that humans might be able to evolve more quickly than other mammals because we enjoy a lower level of randomness in our mating and reproduction. has this notion been explored? where? if this idea has any merit, then humans are developing the ability to evolve ever more quickly as we develop more sophisticated technology. i sure hope so. spike