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    Quote Originally Posted by sdelsolray View Post
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    So again, the analogy between a God and his people resembles in many ways an alpha-male gorilla and his troop. The human tendency to worship Gods may well be rooted in our evolution as seen in the behavior of other primates.
    Analogy is not causation.

    You present some similarities, perhaps even enough to form a hypothesis. What would that hypothesis be? What would the null hypothesis be? How would you design an experiment, or forensic research, to support your hypothesis?
    See Hector A. Garcia's Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression for more information. I got the idea from that book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Soldier View Post
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    So again, the analogy between a God and his people resembles in many ways an alpha-male gorilla and his troop. The human tendency to worship Gods may well be rooted in our evolution as seen in the behavior of other primates.
    Analogy is not causation.

    You present some similarities, perhaps even enough to form a hypothesis. What would that hypothesis be? What would the null hypothesis be? How would you design an experiment, or forensic research, to support your hypothesis?
    See Hector A. Garcia's Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression for more information. I got the idea from that book.
    Unknown Soldier, et al,

    "Alpha-male (gorilla) and his troop" could just as easily be pinned on Donald Trump fanboys, or any bottom-sniffing, bootlicking 'cuck' who gets their 'opinions' from some authority figure.

    The list of those types would require a large tome with ten volumes, separate forwards, indexes, appendixes, footnotes, and an exhaustive bibliography, plus reissues with corrections of all material!
    When one has no character one has to apply a method. - Albert Camus, The Fall

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    We are after all just advanced screeching feces flinging chimps with phallic nuclear missiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
    We are after all just advanced screeching feces flinging chimps with phallic nuclear missiles.
    Well, form follows function. What would you have, intercontinental boobs? Submarine launched ovaries? I do recognize, these things are kinda like the space shuttle, flying at a speed where a brick becomes aerodynamic, but there are limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
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    We are after all just advanced screeching feces flinging chimps with phallic nuclear missiles.
    Well, form follows function. What would you have, intercontinental boobs? Submarine launched ovaries? I do recognize, these things are kinda like the space shuttle, flying at a speed where a brick becomes aerodynamic, but there are limits.
    Missiles and rockets are orgasmic. Crowds gather at Cape Canaveral to feel hte climax. Riding on top is like feeling a throbig motorcycle between your legs.

    I\f Freud were around today he would say a rocket is not always just a rocket....

    What is our congress but screeching chimps flinging feces in each ohter's face? Chimps really do fling feces when pissed off.

    The Abrahamic god is an image of male power. it doesn't take a PHD in psychology to see it. The more eager Christians pledge absolute allegiance to god and feel a power given back from god.
    \The alpha male female couple is common in many species.

    From a show on archeology htere is evidence that points to the original Abrahamic myth to have both a male and female aspect.

    Us arrogant humans think ourselves to be apart from nature with free will, but we have genetic evolutionary influenced behavior like all other creatures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
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    We are after all just advanced screeching feces flinging chimps with phallic nuclear missiles.
    Well, form follows function. What would you have, intercontinental boobs? Submarine launched ovaries? I do recognize, these things are kinda like the space shuttle, flying at a speed where a brick becomes aerodynamic, but there are limits.
    Missiles and rockets are orgasmic.
    Not nuclear ones. They launch here and go off several time-zones distant. Quite a while later. We used to do training countdowns, calculate time of flight, and set our watches. Alarms would go off during chow, or watching a movie. "What's that?"
    "Impact."
    "Of what?"
    Jesus, you already forgot the countdown?
    For a sex metaphor, this is pretty delayed gratification. And even for actual launches, it's weeks to get the pictures from the range safety observer of the REBs coming in.... and that's without a detonation.
    Just kinda have to get a quiet moment alone and imagine what it would have been like if it were real and... Oh! So it is like sex.

    Never mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
    We are after all just advanced screeching feces flinging chimps with phallic nuclear missiles.
    Primates tend to make war on their opposition in order to gain access to females. Did you notice that when men make war, they very often rape the conquered women? Yahweh was no different telling his army invading Midian: "...all the young girls who have not known a man by sleeping with him, keep alive for yourselves." (Numbers 31:18) So Yahweh, like many men, appears to prefer virgins. I think it's no coincidence that evolution has selected for men who prefer virgins because if a man has sex with virgins, then he's more likely to successfully transfer his genes to offspring. Nonhuman primate males act the same way, and Yahweh never needed to command them to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Soldier View Post
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    So again, the analogy between a God and his people resembles in many ways an alpha-male gorilla and his troop. The human tendency to worship Gods may well be rooted in our evolution as seen in the behavior of other primates.
    Analogy is not causation.

    You present some similarities, perhaps even enough to form a hypothesis. What would that hypothesis be? What would the null hypothesis be? How would you design an experiment, or forensic research, to support your hypothesis?
    See Hector A. Garcia's Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression for more information. I got the idea from that book.
    Thank you for the source of your idea. However, you did not address my questions. Care to answer them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
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    Missiles and rockets are orgasmic.
    Not nuclear ones. They launch here and go off several time-zones distant. Quite a while later. We used to do training countdowns, calculate time of flight, and set our watches. Alarms would go off during chow, or watching a movie. "What's that?"
    "Impact."
    "Of what?"
    Jesus, you already forgot the countdown?
    For a sex metaphor, this is pretty delayed gratification. And even for actual launches, it's weeks to get the pictures from the range safety observer of the REBs coming in.... and that's without a detonation.
    Just kinda have to get a quiet moment alone and imagine what it would have been like if it were real and... Oh! So it is like sex.

    Never mind.
    Now that you mention it, the countdown is certainly masterbatory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown Soldier View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
    We are after all just advanced screeching feces flinging chimps with phallic nuclear missiles.
    Primates tend to make war on their opposition in order to gain access to females. Did you notice that when men make war, they very often rape the conquered women? Yahweh was no different telling his army invading Midian: "...all the young girls who have not known a man by sleeping with him, keep alive for yourselves." (Numbers 31:18) So Yahweh, like many men, appears to prefer virgins. I think it's no coincidence that evolution has selected for men who prefer virgins because if a man has sex with virgins, then he's more likely to successfully transfer his genes to offspring. Nonhuman primate males act the same way, and Yahweh never needed to command them to.
    Obvious to the trained eye of the most casual of observers.

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