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Friday, February 05, 2010

Moral Decay

When you put enough rats in a confined space, they turn violent.This is also true of chimps and gorillas. Turns out, people suffer the same reaction. As a matter of fact, the only species of primate that doesn’t is the bonobo.
They are dominated by females and are obsessed with sex. Females have multiple partners, both male and female. If the males get out of hand, the females withhold sex, which causes the unruly behavior to last about 45 seconds.  Maybe we had it right in the 1960’s – make love, not war!

All war is ultimately about sex anyway.  If we modeled our society after the bonobos, we wouldn’t need war.  Okay, that sounds like a leap, but I can explain.  Pick a war, any war.  What do they all have in common?  Answer – men.  Men start wars.  Men think about sex all the time.  Some say that they don’t – they are liars.  No man has ever started a war while having sex.  It’s just not possible.  So, if women could keep men having sex all the time, they wouldn’t have time to start wars.
This would also help the obesity problem.  Sex is great exercise.  And, the drug problem – okay, maybe not that one, but Brian Ferry (Roxy Music) once pointed out that “love is the drug that I’m thinking of…”  Finally, frequent sex would eliminate the need for organized religion, the greatest cause of wars throughout history.  Why, you ask?  Because, people think about god more when they are having sex.  I’m sure if you haven’t found yourself saying “oh god, oh god, oh god” during sex, you’ve heard your partner saying it (if not, you need more practice).
Humans think we’ve got it all figured out.  We think because we make such great tools, we’re better than all the other animals.  I’d rather be a bonobo.
(photo courtesy of the Bonobo Society)

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