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Anarchy Moment 0249 – Listener Responses to The Dead Ends and Destruction of a Sterile Life Part 2. — 2 Comments

  1. The argument that you can’t have joy or appreciate beauty without God always baffles me, I mean reward and punishment are the foundation of evolution.

    In order to motivate mammals to keep going there has to be a strong reward/punishment mechanism, for example fucking has to feel good for at least one of the two animals in order for reproduction to occur, hunger has to exist so you don’t starve yourself to death, pain has to exist so you don’t damage your body by doing something stupid like pocking your eyes out, you need to find nature beautiful in order to get out of your cave more often and get some vitamin D, you need to find ‘shiny things’ eye-catching so you can spot water from a great distance, there has to be a strong emotional bond between you and your offspring because otherwise you’d most likely beat it to death the moment it started crying in the middle of the night…etc.

    We literary (literary Hitler) evolved to be feeling machines! The fact that you can’t use facts to easily change a person’s mind is proof enough. Most people only use logic as a tool for practical stuff like calculating time and distances, not for doing some kind of deep abstract thinking.

  2. The argument that you can’t have joy or appreciate beauty without God always baffles me, I mean reward and punishment are the foundation of evolution.

    In order to motivate mammals to keep going there has to be a strong reward/punishment mechanism, for example fucking has to feel good for at least one of the two animals in order for reproduction to occur, hunger has to exist so you don’t starve yourself to death, pain has to exist so you don’t damage your body by doing something stupid like pocking your eyes out, you need to find nature beautiful in order to get out of your cave more often and get some vitamin D, you need to find ‘shiny things’ eye-catching so you can spot water from a great distance, there has to be a strong emotional bond between you and your offspring because otherwise you’d most likely beat it to death the moment it started crying in the middle of the night…etc.

    We literary (literary Hitler) evolved to be feeling machines! The fact that you can’t use facts to easily change a person’s mind is proof enough. Most people only use logic as a tool for practical stuff like calculating time and distances, not for doing some kind of deep abstract thinking.

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