On Feb 19, 12:03 pm, Immortalist <reanimater_2...@yahoo.com> wrote: > On Feb 19, 9:51 am, Kevin <barry196...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > > > > > Art is a ploy to make people believe that you're entitled to the > > extravagent excess of money that you have in your possession. Ya know, > > I have empathy with people like the Amish... I comprehend people like > > the Amish but I'm nothing like the Amish, right? Being nothing like > > the Amish means that there is the same sort of tension that exists > > between myself and the Amish as exists between other people and the > > Amish... The Amish might believe that Rap music is a scourge on > > society... What might I say about it? (given the assumption that I > > should disagree (That's the rule, isn't it? I can follow the rules... > > Can you?)) Rap music is appreciated by women who are resilient... The > > more desirable woman is not resilient and doesn't care for Rap > > music... Rap music, by consensus, is an obsession that only society's > > biggest losers care about, therefore, while the Amish may be entitled > > to believe that Rap music is a scourge on society, the thing that I'm > > focused on is the notion that Rap music, Rock & Roll, and that dang > > blasted boogidy woogidy beat all belong in the same mixed bag. The > > Amish can't escalate Rap music being a scourge on society to include > > other forms of music that the Amish don't have a preferance for. Rap > > fans are fatalistic and many other things as well but it really isn't > > their fault... Structure doesn't exist that would enable societies > > disaffected masses from having the kind of life that they are entitled > > to have and it is due entirely to the abject failure of a government > > that refuses to get it's head out of it's own ass. The Big Devil is > > too big to exist... by way of extension, The Little Devil is too small > > to exist... The Little Devil is even smaller than The Virgin Mary? > > Believe it or Not!! Thanks, Amish... I, for one, appreciate you > > contributions to physics if nobody else does. > > Is the mind, a software peacock's tail? > > The mind is an entertainment system, evolved only for the purpose of > stimulating other brains. A software peacock's tail. > > Why the human mind evolved? Intelligence is not a by-product of > surplus brain size, it actively evolved, like the peacock's tail, for > courtship and mating, and thereby shaped human nature. > > Why does our species tell jokes, build monuments, compose sonatas, > give to charity, compete in sports, follow fashion? Our endless > inventiveness, our elaborate culture, seem to defy Darwinian > explanation. They are our sexual ornaments, our peacocks' tails, > displaying our value to potential mates. > > Sexual selection theory rather than natural selection-- is a theory > about how the human mind has developed the sophistication of a > peacock's tail to encourage sexual choice and the refining of art, > morality, music, and literature. Mate choice, male or female may be > the reason we have art and possibly even the (self). > > Why human brains have so much capacity for creativity, language, and > consciousness-- are not fully explained by Darwinian natural > selection, but sexual selection by mate choices for and by breeding > brutes. Sexual Selection, Darwin's 'other' theory, has finally come in > from the cold and is now one of the hottest topics in modern > Darwinism. The idea that the human mind evolved as a sort of software > peacock's tail has been mooted before, usually to be dismissed in > favor of some alternative theory... > > http://www.amazon.com/Mating-Mind-Sexual-Choice-Evolution/dp/038549517Xhttp://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/miller/miller_p2.htmlhttp://tinyurl.com/pwd7http://tinyurl.com/pwd9- Hide quoted text - > > - Show quoted text -
My eyes have function and they only bring me pleasure... Are you rationalizing the notion that my eyes have minds of their own? It would be flattering for you to agree... I suppose by way of extension, my ears bring me pain to compensate or balance.