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Evolutionary Psychologist On Consumerism And Sex

Hits: 9573 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Science | Added by: wizemuler
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thelonious
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3246 Posts
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 8:40:58 PM
Anyone who says the male peacock's feathers and a Ferrari are "exactly the same" have never experienced the handling of peacock feathers. It sucks. No fun at all. And it's zero to sixty is horrible.

morimacil123
Male, 18-29, Europe
 170 Posts
Friday, November 18, 2011 9:35:51 AM
Our instincts for survival of the species are no longer just barely satisfied like in most other animals, but are met and even highly exceeded, its caused us a lot of problems as a species, and for the planet itself. Oh, and ofc problems for a lot of the other species too, since so many of them are dying out nowdays.
We overindulge in those instincts, and our species/planet is going to die eventually, due to that, if it doesnt change.
We cant really stop overindulging in them either, since by definition, as instincts, they are hardwired into the species.
So the question is, are we going to overcome them, are they going to be replaced by new instincts, or are they going to be the end of humanity?

morimacil123
Male, 18-29, Europe
 170 Posts
Friday, November 18, 2011 9:30:18 AM
There is no question that mankind is still driven by basic natural instincts for survival of the species, just like other species are.
We like the taste of fatty foods or sugar, because they are both high in calories, and our body needs calories to survive. Like every animal, our instinct tells us to stock up on calories, and make sure we dont die of hunger.


But the real question here is:
Is mankind as a species going to be able to evolve past its instincts, or are they going to destroy us?

Since the industrial revolution, we have been able to produce much more than is normally available in nature. It seems our instincts are still adapted to someone living in the forest, instead of someone living in "civilization". And now they are driving us to our doom.
Wars are paid for by diamonds for example, which is pretty much the equivalent to a a rooster's tail Doesnt that just seem crazy if you think about it?

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Thursday, November 17, 2011 11:27:28 AM

Combing food and sex sounds good to me.


Linkenberger
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1166 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:43:51 PM
I wish I could say something intellectual and witty to continue the premise of this video, but I can't.

Today's word of the day was Jew. I haven't used it yet. So there I go.

hellhawk
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 30 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:40:36 PM
old info, nothing new, and boring

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12166 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 10:20:28 PM
If you look into psychology you will be surprised how little of what we do is conscious and deliberate compared to what is subconscious and innate. That doesn't mean we can't triumph over our nature. That's why discipline and logic are so important.

i-am-evil
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 500 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 5:09:35 PM
This is all common knowledge, but it's nice to hear someone articulate their thoughts so well.

@Crakrjak Dude, he's a psychologist. I'd be surprised if he didn't read a lot of Freud.

STWP
Male, 50-59, Western US
 13 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 3:22:56 PM
Well yeah. As has already been pointed out, sex sells. You could add it's a dog eat dog world etc. The question the Reason guys have to answer is that does "reason" alone have the ability to moderate human behavioral excess. I would put forth that Alan Greenspan found out the hard way that it does not.

con_uk
Male, 30-39, Europe
 89 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 2:59:28 PM
ron jeremy!

Keegan31
Male, 18-29, Western US
 229 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:46:04 AM
@Asiina

People like you are the reason Psychology and similar "sciences" have a bad name.

Did you watch the interview? Every time he makes a claim he backs it up with facts. You may disaggree with his conclusions, but why? What facts do you offer to support your conclusion? You quite literally dismiss everything he says, without addressing any claim he made, based solely upon your personal disdain for his area of research.

If that's the kind of "science" psychologists practice, why would anyone take you psychos seriously?

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16958 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:22:07 AM
This guy sounds like he's read way to much of Sigmund Freud's work.

elhowell
Male, 18-29, Asia
 168 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:45:40 AM
Lol, nice gerry1of1

xelous
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2576 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:31:28 AM
Sex sells, what's new

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:22:44 AM
that was interesting. And makes sense. Now how do we fight these "blueprints"?

SCfan
Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 1904 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:04:03 AM
Just when I thought the Burger King could not get any creepier.

SCfan
Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 1904 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:03:14 AM
Thank you for your enlightening views Dr. Obvious!

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:59:15 AM

Food Porn... gotta love that concept.


asiina
Female, 18-29, Canada
 166 Posts
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:57:10 AM
As a psychologist, I hate evolutionary psychology. It's just such ad hoc guesswork and gives the real, empirical science we do a bad name.

wizemuler
Male, 18-29, Western US
 0 Posts
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 3:39:49 PM
Link: Evolutionary Psychologist On Consumerism And Sex [Rate Link] - You desire burgers because you want to procreate; actually, that's why you desire anything and everything.


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