Re: SOCIOLOGY: Cooperation & ANGER

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 10:40:53 MST

From: "Dossy" <>
> "You may get more bees with honey than vinegar, but
> a good bug spray will kill them all."

Bees are sometimes referred to as "angry" when irritated by meddlers or when
their hives are disturbed. Remember that without bees, plants (crops) don't
get pollinated, and that can lead to massive starvation. So, again anger (in
this case insect anger) serves to enhance ecological cooperation.

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Useless hypotheses, etc.:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism, GAC, Cyc, Eliza, cryonics, individual
uniqueness, ego, human values, scientific relinquishment, malevolent AI,
non-sensory experience, SETI

We move into a better future in proportion as the scientific method
accurately identifies incorrect thinking.

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