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How America Became Infatuated With a Cartoonish Idea of ‘Alpha Males’
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(05-29-2016, 07:37 PM)pbrower2a Wrote:
(05-20-2016, 07:12 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Alpha males become targets for violence. No thanks!

They make themselves targets for violence by confronting other alpha males.

I don't want any involvement in bar-room brawls.

What?  You don't enjoy pain or causing pain?  How do you expect to attract alpha females?

No wonder the species is going down hill.  [/cynical irony]
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(05-30-2016, 01:24 AM)Bob Butler 54 Wrote:
(05-29-2016, 07:37 PM)pbrower2a Wrote:
(05-20-2016, 07:12 PM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Alpha males become targets for violence. No thanks!

They make themselves targets for violence by confronting other alpha males.

I don't want any involvement in bar-room brawls.

What?  You don't enjoy pain or causing pain?  How do you expect to attract alpha females?

No wonder the species is going down hill.  [/cynical irony]

Is the alpha male even relevant any more? Do we really need the berserker when we need more emphasis on enterprise and innovation?

The best way to create a grossly-inequitable order is to make everything a fight while ensuring scarcity. Such fits some antiquated cultures.
The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist  but instead the people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists -- Hannah Arendt.


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(05-30-2016, 04:40 AM)pbrower2a Wrote: Is the alpha male even relevant any more? Do we really need the berserker when we need more emphasis on enterprise and innovation?

The best way to create a grossly-inequitable order is to make everything a fight while ensuring scarcity. Such fits some antiquated cultures.

I figure human instincts were bred for a hunter - gatherer environment, which doesn't seem ideal.  As you say, what worked then isn't best for the moment.  I guess genetic engineering might soon reach the point where we might do something about it.  Seems like a dangerous can of worms.  Do you trust the Government to engineer the perfect citizen?  Would you want Mr and Mrs Robber Baron cooking up a designer baby?

Ah well.  Not an immediate problem.  Just as well.  We've got enough problems.
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