10 Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

Submitted by: KikiPeepers 9 years ago Misc
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Why most bombers are Muslim, humans are naturally polygamous, sexual harassment isn"t sexist and blondes are more pretty
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Female 224
Oh damn. i was going to dye my hair blonde, get blue contacts, become really skinny, get married and then get married to a whole bunch of other guy. because and only because its MY HUMAN NATURE.
i actually dont thin that when a man is looking at a woman hes looking at how easily he can get her pregnant. i thought they werent trying to get girls pregnant. my mistake
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Male 679
[quote]On 7/13/2007 12:13:24 AM nicole_xo wrote: I called BS! ..on most of the stuff. Beautiful women have more daughters? Puh-leeze. I know two beautiful women who had only sons.[/quote]

That`s one of the things that has been experimentally confirmed, actually. A lot of their conclusions are based on a little shaky reasoning, but that`s not one that you can simply "opinion" against.

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Male 679
[quote]On 7/12/2007 10:17:48 PM IchabodsLove wrote: The last point made me angry. If women were treated equally in the workplace, we wouldn`t be paid 25+ percent less than men, for doing the SAME job just as well.[/quote]

Ah, the 75 cents to the dollar figure...

Unfortunately, when properly adjusted for maternity time off, the figure is really something like 97 cents to the dollar based on figures in the past few years from the Pacific Research Institute.

(Go take your gender feminist myths somewhere else.)

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Female 370
One thing that has always made me wonder was why (some) men like women to have shaved pubic hairs. That kind of comes across as... pedophile-ish?
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Female 576
well that was very interesting.
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Male 26
I really like this kind of stuff, that correctly explains the things we think we know. Like, who knew that young men exploded themselves because they weren`t getting any!
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Female 239
This made me chuckle a bit. ...What? It wasn`t a joke. ...God damn it. Anyhow, I liked this, kind of. I think that even if it`s true that everyone likes underage blonds with crazy curves (which it hopefully isn`t )-|), comparing people like that to Barbie is a bit over the top. Those toys are proportioned really freaking weirdly.
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Female 553
Whiterabbit9...You rock.
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Male 1,265
Actually BrettIsPyro, fully modern humans have only been around no more than about 15,000 years, which was around the time of the last ice-age.

Also, calculations from the Bible have put the Earth`s age at being created 4,004 years BC.

I appreciate the effort to bash the Bible-bashers but dude, I think you should get your facts right.

kkthxbi

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Male 1
First of all, Suicide Bombing as a tactic among extremist Muslim groups is a new phenomenon. It is actually engineered by the Secular Tamil tigers of Sri Lanka a long time ago. Even in the Middle East secular groups till carried out most suicide bombings relatively recently.
Secondly, most modern Muslims are NOT polygamous. Perhaps a few very rich men are, but the vast majority are not. The whole 72 virgins thing is a gross generality. The idea is you are dying for god, not to get laid.
And, what about the small but growing number of female suicide bombers?
Islamic Terrorism springs from the warping of the basic tenets of Islam and from desperation at appalling conditions or disenfranchisement through the Islamic world.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, a VERY small percentage of Muslim men actually become terrorists, much less suicide bombers so….
Perhaps the author should do a little more research on the Muslim religion than reading a Thousand and One
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Male 1,420
this article depends mostly on the idea that no man can think with his brain while near a woman. any male who has self control completely destroys these ideas. ever heard of the term "Reubenesque"? (may be spelled wrong) back in Reuben`s time, "fat" women were considered attractive. how does that fit with this?
also, it seems to assume every human trait is a direct product of natural selection, that ever human feature is perfect for some sort of evolutionary reason. with the "wealthy people have more daughters" thing, it sounds like they`re trying to say you`re not wealthy unless you have more daughters, because of natural selection
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Female 285
Anthropology and sociology are far from exact sciences. Most of the statements were made as a matter of fact and completely disregarded all the other theories... so my verdict:crap
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Female 182
wow, very, very interesting...
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Male 425
Annoying. Either these "studies" are very general or wrong, or I`m far skewed from "human nature". I`m far different from what this study says males are, and I suspect at least a few others may feel the same way. Example: I hate the Barbie look. Absolutely everything about it.

Things like this make humans sound like primitive unthinking beings driven almost solely by a desire to mate or have sex. Pisses me off so very much.

Wait..many people are driven largely by sex :-( ...

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Female 114
Ridiuclous. I support evolution full force, but the scientists who try to explain all of humanity on the basis make huge leaps to ignore every other discipline to support their theories. The problem is that evolutionary theory of human behavior describes the past but it can`t predict, therefore it isn`t reliable.
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Male 916
"It is no coincidence that blond hair evolved in Scandinavia and northern Europe, probably as an alternative means for women to advertise their youth, as their bodies were concealed under heavy clothing." So Eskimos have black hair, because they never put on heavy clothes but always run naked in the snow?
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Male 1,204
Evolution stuff?! Blah Blah Blah random crap flame athiests!! BLAH BLAH BLAH START ARGUMENT BLAH BLAH SPAM FLAME

so can we start a debate now? haha

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Female 1,382
I hate blonde, can`t stand it.
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Female 2,552
I called BS!
..on most of the stuff.
Beautiful women have more daughters? Puh-leeze. I know two beautiful women who had only sons.
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Male 155
This is the last one i swear

^^ThnksFrThMmrs^^
how did you come up with such an elaborate name
.......


Oh yea Fall Out Boy

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Male 155
"Thanks to plastic surgury and many other modifiers that technology has brought. We now have barbies as our population. Why don`t we just make cyborgs and androids so Geeks are no longer lonely, thanks to a plastic nation. I mean, what would be the difference anyway?"

thats y they made blow-up sex dolls

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Male 155
"It said our ancestors millions of years ago.. if they mean phytoplankton, that`s getting a little too specific, humans have only been around for 10,000 years or so."

Is that what your church told you...

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Female 136
A bit ballaerina.
But it`s not like im going to go out and dye my hair totally blonde and get blue eye contacts or get breast implants.
Barbie is not my style.
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Female 590
Triacnid - I see where you`re coming from in your comment but you`re a little off. It has been proven that men and women with the same job title make vastly different amounts of money - and no, 25% is not an exaggeration. The problem is usually related to the fact that women can`t advance in their career as far as men because they generally want to put it on hold at some point to start a family. Working men with families barely get slowed down at all, but women have the burden - or blessing - of the predominant role in childcare.
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Female 590
Did this make any other women feel insecure?
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Female 553
"SilentxEm
Alright, first of all, this is all very obvious, isn`t it? Second of all, just because its our animal instinct does not mean we cannot rise above it. That`s what makes us different from animals."

Amen. Whether it`s "human nature" or not, we have a choice, and we can choose to act upon our fantasies or notions, or we can choose to not act upon it. We have the ability to think and reason..

Not only did the article not cite any sources, but it makes excuses for humans to treat other humans like crap. It`s disgusting...

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Male 81
IchabodsLove, I`ve gotta think those studies are flawed. Yes, maybe women in, say, the medical field make on average 25 percent less then men, where more men are doctors and more women are nurses and therefore generally have a lower salary. I don`t doubt that women doing the same job as men sometimes get payed less, depending on where you are the difference may even be substantial, but 25+ % is pushing it.
Also, I think the pendulum has swung the other way in the workplace, so to speak. Due to political pressure, many businesses/schools are forced to fulfill quotas regaurding men to women ratios on the payroll/enrolled. Men are becoming more and more disadvantaged.
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Female 1
The last point made me angry. If women were treated equally in the workplace, we wouldn`t be paid 25+ percent less than men, for doing the SAME job just as well.
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Male 81
This has got to be one of the first links in a long time truly worthy of 4 stars.
I love stuff that makes you think
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Female 416
I (and my friend) BURN barbies
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Male 869
Isn`t what makes up all human nature a combination of your environment, genetics, chemical reactions?
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Female 28
Cool.
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Male 1,406
I`m not too sure on a lot of this, but I know that the "hourglass" shape of women has not always been the most desirable figure, and that it changes over time.
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Female 93
i thought most of this was BS because a lot of this didn`t apply to me. if it`s "human nature" then why don`t I feel that way? not everyone feels the same, you know, there are 2 sides to every store.

plus. in my beliefs. human nature = sin.

sorrryyy much don`t believe in that evolution bull anyways.


mostly im just mad because i`m a happy brunette.

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Male 58
Interesting theories, but most of them are waaaayyy off. I can think of tons of real-life examples that completely contradict these claims, especially the biological ones like that attarctive people have more daughters as do wealthy people.

the thing about this article is, nothing is cited at all. where are the sources of facts? anyone can make up statistics; 87% of all people know that.

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Male 4,547
By the way, it`s actually a myth that Blondes are more popular. Brunettes are actually considered more desirable last study I looked at.
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Male 99
Sex once a day with a different woman for 3 years.

365 x 3 = 1095

Put me in charge of a country/empire where not only am I allowed to have as many wifes/concubines as I want, and I garantee I would have at least 300 little Tymberwulf`s running around. :)

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Male 901
I realised this is bullpoo when I read the part about blonde women. Mankind evolved in parts of the world where no blondes existed, and therefore there can`t be any evolutionary fitness attributed to wanting to mate with blonde women.
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Female 511
I thought Ghegis Khan beat out the emporer dude since I think it`s 6 million men that can be traced back to him currently. I forget where I heard about it, or whether it was true or not, but still.

As for Barbies - definitely seems true with the porn industry. Of course, guys who don`t like blonde/blue eyed white chicks don`t apply to that study. Or guys that like brunettes/red heads/black hair better. Or guys that like some junk in their woman`s trunk. Or guys with fat girl fetishes... in other words - generalized mainstream western-society teens who are happy to see any woman naked like Barbie types. Well, DUH!

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Male 2,781
WHOA! THE EMPEROR OF MOROCCO HAD OVER A THOUSAND OFFSPRING!??!? HOLY SH`T!!! DID HE TAKE VIAGRA OR WHAT? MUST HAVE BEEN QUITE SOME CHRISTMAS PARTIES THERE...HOW MANY TIMES PER DAY...?> WITH HOW MANY? CAN SOMEONE DO THE MATH? I`M NO GOOD AT MATH.
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Male 171
I assumed self actualization was a cause for all the greatness in the world. Ghandi and MLK fought against oppressive regimes cause they wanted to have sex? And what about female contributions? Was mother Teresa motivated by sex when she set out to improve poverty? This article simplifies too many things and draw childish conclusions. And it is very heavily biased toward men. While some of the arguments seem logical, there are too many holes to take this seriously.
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Female 1,832
Um ... whatever
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Male 1,825
I closed right after they mentioned "evolution." what a bunch of bull. I still can`t believe people STILL believe in evolution. OPEN YOUR EYES.

well, there is alot of subsatanial proof that evolution is ture

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Female 31
The first part was kinda generalized. I really don`t think that all men want "barbies" cause if they did, then we`d all somehow be that way, and then after that, they`d want someone whos unique.. so its a circle of stupidity.
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Female 781
Two little kids are put in the bath together by their mother. Little boy stands up, grabs his crotch, and says, "Ha-ha, you don`t have one of these!"

Little girl stands up, grabs HER crotch and says, "Ha-ha! As long as I have one of these, I can get as many of THOSE as I want!"

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Male 286
This was quite interesting, and i can see where heyre coming from with alot of it,
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Male 1,182
the last thing is right about sexual harassment the hostile environment thing man treat women the exact same way they treat other men
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Female 26
What I`ve never gotten is how scientific papers, studies and such are always telling us, "Oh, it always comes down to sex." Then why is sex such a taboo subject? It annoys me, just another part of life.

I`m wondering about the "blondes are more attractive" arguement too. What they said makes sense but how does it apply to all cultures? Because only light-skinned people are naturally blonde, and light-skinned people certianly aren`t the majority of the population. So other societies wouldn`t have evolved that preference, would they?

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Female 331
I didn`t read it because it made me sad that "blondes are more attractive".
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Female 1,470
Man that took me a while to read all of that, but pretty interesting
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Female 670
Alright, first of all, this is all very obvious, isn`t it? Second of all, just because its our animal instinct does not mean we cannot rise above it. That`s what makes us different from animals.
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Male 4,547
Osama bin Laden is reported to have at least three wives.

I`ve heard a lot of these before. The idea that you can "scientifically prove" that suicide bombing is due to a lack of sex is preposterous. Tell me what the experiment was, restrict lab rats from mating until they invented explosives and charged the western imperialist lab rats?

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Male 34
Ha now if i show that last one to all the over feministic annoyances that go on about how evrythinig people do that distinguishes them as women is sexist, they might shut up for a while.
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Male 734
This author claims that things are "scientifically proven," yet only gives individual studies. The whole point of science is that the studies must be reproducable. I`m also willing to bet that many of the studies were biased and flawed (biased mainly in that they only give views from the standpoint of Western culture).

Now this is not to say that some of the cases made are not legitimate. Some are. But take everything with a grain of salt, because I`m willing to bet that a lot of these arguments are just flat-out wrong.

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Male 689
hi leb0guyy
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Male 1
Jumping to conclusions, assumptions etc etc and claiming it to be scientifically proven..nope, not in my books. It`s more fiction than fact and funny to read - and annoying! Some aspects could be true - as described above, but we are human and we reason things, process so much information at any time point and it is much more complicated than simply saying this or that. Anyway...still bored
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Male 1,455
I really laughed out loud when the meaning of the last one sunk in: Women b!tch and moan about what they think is sexism, when in reality it`s how the men treat everyone.
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Male 363
Half of that was nothing but conjecture. The other half was said to be shocking and little more.

I hate psychologists.

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Male 66
"and blackmind is right, sex isn`t the most important thing in terms of needs. Nutrition tends to come first, but sex is nearly always closely linked to behaviour. According to this, creative people are creative because they want to get laid."

"Propagation of the species is relatively low on the list of evolutionary priorities in humans, since it comes after such things as the need for food and shelter, which translates into the need for wealth."

the only evolutionary reason we need food and shelter is so that we can engage in propagation of the species, the author of this article would tell you. that makes literally all of our behavior stem from the wish for sex.

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Female 65
Gaah... I would have a lot to say about this but my english is not good enough to express my thoughts. But in short: some of it seemed quite right, but some (especially the one about sexual harassment) were mostly nonsense. As a woman working in a VERY male environment I`ve noticed men do treat women differently than other men. Sometimes it`s a good thing, sometimes bad... :)
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Male 99
I expect an outburst of rage, spam, and maybe one or two posts of organized debate. This will invariably go the same way as any post that has anything to do with politics, war, or religion.
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Male 1,265
and blackmind is right, sex isn`t the most important thing in terms of needs. Nutrition tends to come first, but sex is nearly always closely linked to behaviour. According to this, creative people are creative because they want to get laid.

With the exception of unfortunate mutations and such, every species is provided with the means to reproduce. Every member of a species has ultimately one life goal: to have an heir. It`s only humans that basically have other things to do, but that`s due to society.

Plainly speaking, we`re all here now because our ancestors, even before humans, were all driven to reproduce and obviously, nothing`s changed!

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Male 1,265
Oh no, please NinjaChibi, I hope you`re only joking. If we get another argument about God-botherers I might scream.
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Male 146
Quite interesting.
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Male 536
I closed right after they mentioned "evolution." what a bunch of bull. I still can`t believe people STILL believe in evolution. OPEN YOUR EYES.

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Male 91
I closed right after they mentioned "evolution." what a bunch of bull. I still can`t believe people STILL believe in evolution. OPEN YOUR EYES.
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Male 694
Long story short, almost all human behavior is controlled by sex.
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Female 706
"This may be true in basic primal urges and senses that unconsciously drive us to mate, etc. However, things are almost always much more complicated than you would think if you only took this article into account. Remember, they`re not saying "this is why we do things," they are saying "this may influence or unknowingly cause you to do something." I bet if you asked a suicide bomber why he is doing what he is doing, the average answer would not be "I haven`t had sex in three years.""

^Intelligence.

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Male 270
Interesting analysis on life. Most impressive.
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Female 195
well that was interesting and a little brian numbing ;) i dont agree with all of it though. having known alot of middle aged men who arent in a relationship or with someone younger having mid life crisis` (spl). more so than blokes with middle aged women anyways lol
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Male 240
... How pointless, all they`re doing is stirring up... damn I cant say it... poop
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Male 1,265
Evolutionary psychology is awesome. IAB has redeemed itself.
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Female 344
Zzzz~
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Male 779
That was boring
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Male 106
sorry *trying* no drying
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Male 106
It`s more from the male point of view because males tend to be discriminated against more than women in terms of being referred to as "the bad guy". So this article is about trying to debunk some of the unreasonable feminist arguments that have been raised drying to demonify men.
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Female 496
I somehow think that half of this is bunk. While I do agree that hormones and the human sex drive influences our decisions, it is not the only factor. Propagation of the species is relatively low on the list of evolutionary priorities in humans, since it comes after such things as the need for food and shelter, which translates into the need for wealth. I also find it amusing that this article shows things mostly from the male`s perspective.
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Male 522
Captain Obvious is my best friend. He`s never wrong!
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Male 4,246
Mmmm, that`s a whole lotta food for thought!! :-)

"Studies demonstrate unequivocally that men are far more interested in short-term casual sex than women."

Well, DUUUHH!!!!! )-| Who commissioned THOSE studies? Captain Obvious???

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Female 1,199
Meh I dont agree with this kind of stuff. It kind of feels like they`re saying it in a "matter-of-fact" kind of way, though perhaps it isn`t suppose to be. I couldn`t finish reading it, I got too bored and annoyed by it... ._.
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Male 425
After reading this article; I remembered why I denounced my humanity eons ago.
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Male 777
This may be true in basic primal urges and senses that unconsciously drive us to mate, etc. However, things are almost always much more complicated than you would think if you only took this article into account. Remember, they`re not saying "this is why we do things," they are saying "this may influence or unknowingly cause you to do something." I bet if you asked a suicide bomber why he is doing what he is doing, the average answer would not be "I haven`t had sex in three years."
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Female 673
Thought it was interesting.
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Female 986
I don`t want to look like a barbie...
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Female 338
That was kind of depressing.


I think I`m going to go kill some wealthy white men.

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Male 425
Thanks to plastic surgury and many other modifiers that technology has brought. We now have barbies as our population. Why don`t we just make cyborgs and androids so Geeks are no longer lonely, thanks to a plastic nation. I mean, what would be the difference anyway?
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Male 699
Blue eyes? I prefer Green.
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Male 1,825
im gonna really laugh when evertbody predicts tons of rants, and theirs only gonna end up to be like 30 comments
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Female 706
A lot of those were interesting. And true. ^.^
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Male 425
I recently heard of this. Good arguments to have about this one.
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Male 1,825
thank you! i fu*kin hate pc so much. and ^yes for the good of the world, you should
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Female 690
So if I ever see someone about to blow themself and everyone else up I should offer to have sex with them?
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Male 15
Actually, Homo Erectus have been dated toi at leats a million years, xxminglexx, I used to believe the 10,000 things, but then I read more and more books with such things, looked it up and it`s true, although Homo Sapien hasn`t been around too long, our ancestors have p-laced themselves well on the timeline, well, not well, but futher than most believe.
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Female 761
It said our ancestors millions of years ago.. if they mean phytoplankton, that`s getting a little too specific, humans have only been around for 10,000 years or so.
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Male 276
Before the so-called "Debate" starts and the consistent spamming outbursts its rage unto us all, I`d just like to say..

Hi!

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Female 226
Interesting.
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Male 554
that was alright
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Male 40
Yes! I love this kind of stuff. It causes fun yet sometimes annoying debates :)
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Female 2,244
Link: 10 Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature [Rate Link] - Why most bombers are Muslim, humans are naturally polygamous, sexual harassment isn`t sexist and blondes are more pretty
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