Nelson, Ted (1987) The Secret of Human Life. [Thing]
Suggested by modern theories of gene benefit, this paper hypothesizes an inner system of emotional mechanisms that may explain many puzzles of human behavior. I call it the biostatus system, since it parallels and interacts with social status in various ways. In this hypothesis, the emotions of exhilaration and depression are a unified feedback mechanism for personal and/or genetic success. This fits ordinary life and suggests explanations for emotional conflict, addiction, cruelty and paranoia.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||sociobiology, gene benefit, behavior evolution, biostatus, biostrategy|
|Deposited By:||Theodor Holm Nelson|
|Deposited On:||01 Oct 2002|
|Last Modified:||15 Feb 2010 20:20|
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