Elucidating the behavior
After all, fixed rules can give rise to an inexhaustible range of outcomes.
Natural selection equipped us with the fixed rules—the rules that constitute our human nature.
A Note from Sarah-Neena-Koch: Depending on your background, some essays in this book may be easier to understand than others.
I particularly enjoyed the essays related to evolutionary biology.
And it designed those rules to generate behavior that's sensitive to the environment. If you want to change behavior, just change the environment.
And to know which changes would be appropriate and effective, you have to know those Darwinian rules.
The second is the myth of the Noble Savage—that evil motives are not inherent in people but spring from corrupting social institutions.
The third is the Ghost in the Machine—that the most important part of us is somehow independent of our biology, so that our ability to have experiences and make choices can't be explained by our physiological makeup and evolutionary history." From "Getting Human Nature Right," by Helena Cronin: "Certainly, human nature is fixed.
This work stimulated interest in pursuing the brain mechanisms of emotion in humans.To finalize your purchase, as always, just click on the shopping cart icon. Damasio, Charles Darwin, Douglas Fields, Sigmund Freud, Temple Grandin and Catherine Johnson, Bernd Heinrich, Bernd Heinrich and Thomas Bugnyar, Kay Redfield Jamison, Robert Karen, Melvin Konner, Peter D. A note from Sarah-Neena-Koch: As pointed out in The MATING System, the Brain, and Gender Determination, one of the webpages in My Brain Notes.com, gender is determined as much by the brain as it is by one's genitalia. "Testicles make boys by releasing hormones, … ." page 22 "Although it may seem a bit disconcerting, before six weeks of development we all have the forerunners of sperm tubes, Fallopian tubes, and a uterus.All commissions from the sale of books will be used to develop and improve John Allman, David Bainbridge, Deborah Blum, John Brockman, John Buckingham, Richard Conniff, Jerry A. Kramer, Eve La Plante, Andrew Lautin, Joseph Le Doux, Simon Le Vay, Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Paul D. … To become a boy or a girl, all we have to do is discard the set of tubes we do not require.In case the stink of racism still makes you feel uncomfortable about exploring this subject, just reflect on the underlying reason that so many people accept racist explanations of history's broad pattern: We don't have a convincing alternative explanation.Until we do, people will continue to gravitate by default to racist theories.