Re: Fwd: Lanier essay of 2001.12.04

From: Dossy (
Date: Sun Dec 09 2001 - 08:17:54 MST

On 2001.12.08, Spike Jones <> wrote:
> I can easily imagine those females who bred with possessive males
> having more reproductive success. Their men would perhaps be more
> likely to stay by and help raise the larvae if they had a sense of
> ownership.

Reproductive success can be measured in two ways. The way you
suggest (producing offspring which thrives) is definitely desirable
in modern day.

However, purely looking at reproductive success from a Darwinian
standpoint ... those females who bred with any male (non-posessive)
probably had more reproductive success, if you measure reproductive
success as "producing offspring that live long enough to produce
offspring" ...

"Free love" was the government's wag-the-dog way of ensuring
that there would be people around to pay taxes one generation
after the war. Convince those who aren't off to die on foreign
soils to f@#% like bunnies so that there'll be plenty of
taxpayers 18 years later.

-- Dossy

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  "He realized the fastest way to change is to laugh at your own
    folly -- then you can let go and quickly move on." (p. 70)

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