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The Secret of Human Life

Nelson, Ted (1987) The Secret of Human Life. [Thing]

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Thing
Uncontrolled Keywords:sociobiology, gene benefit, behavior evolution, biostatus, biostrategy
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:5
Deposited By:Theodor Holm Nelson
Deposited On:01 Oct 2002
Last Modified:15 Feb 2010 20:20

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