The biology of violence ...

Started by Baruch, November 01, 2020, 09:56:23 AM

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Baruch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bnSY4L3V8s

A long video, but the latest on the biological origins of violence ... which seems particularly important this year ;-(

If it is human it is about biology.  If it is about human behavior it is about biology.

The professor and the audience are secular liberal Jews of course, so don't let that fool you.  The science is real, even if the secularism and liberalism are ideological (aka biology).

This same professor at Stanford, had a great lecture years ago, about the biological origins of religion too.
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Sorry for the broken URL
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Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Gawdzilla Sama

What if you just like killing people?
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
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Baruch

Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

aitm

Hour and a half? I ain’t got time for that shit, Got a snap chat version?
A humans desire to live is exceeded only by their willingness to die for another. Even god cannot equal this magnificent sacrifice. No god has the right to judge them.-first tenant of the Panotheust

Baruch

Quote from: aitm on November 01, 2020, 06:14:35 PM
Hour and a half? I ain’t got time for that shit, Got a snap chat version?

I did, but I will expand a bit more.  Ideology is BS.  Philosophy is BS.  Religion is BS.  Biology is not BS.  He presents the biology of this.  Human beings are very dangerous, very contradictory.  He is a neurologist.  The amygdala governs violent, the frontal lobe moderates it.  But on a time spectrum.  The amygdala deals with fight/flight ... because you don't have time to discuss Plato with a tiger.  If you are on the other side of the zoo, you have time to deal with fear, in a more measured way.

So what does a cop do?  He has less than one second to decide to shoot someone.  Giving a recent famous example ... law has no impact on biology.  The possible perpetrator is usually out of control, all amygdala and no frontal lobes ... otherwise he would do more to stay out of trouble.  And a million shades of variance in between.  Cause/effect extends from your genes, to your uterine experience, to your child raising, to the sum of all your adult experience.  Why one person commits a crime or a cop decides to use force on that ... happens very fast and is unintelligible.

So no, there is no solution to human biology problems, you either live with it, or off yourself to avoid your and other people's monkey king nature.  Of course people will claim "science" but this is "popular" science like scifi.  It used to be science that Blacks were inferior.  But science was wrong.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Cassia

This guy is a master of the obvious, unless you believe in magic.

drunkenshoe

Agreed. Besides the subject, he is a master of teaching. If am not mistaken he was shown among the examples of 'how to lecture' at somewhere but couldn't find it. Don't know if it is the same professor.
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Mr.Obvious

Quote from: Cassia on November 02, 2020, 06:44:28 AM
This guy is a master of the obvious, unless you believe in magic.

I resent that statement.
"If we have to go down, we go down together!"
- Your mum, last night, requesting 69.

Atheist Mantis does not pray.

Baruch

Quote from: Cassia on November 02, 2020, 06:44:28 AM
This guy is a master of the obvious, unless you believe in magic.

You watched it?  You are a neurologist too?  Smacks own face!
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Baruch

#9
Quote from: drunkenshoe on November 02, 2020, 06:59:18 AM
Agreed. Besides the subject, he is a master of teaching. If am not mistaken he was shown among the examples of 'how to lecture' at somewhere but couldn't find it. Don't know if it is the same professor.

He was teaching many years at Stanford.  A poor and ignorant place.  His one hour lecture (hard to find) on the biology of religion is masterful.  Internet posters are the masters of all subjects, even if they haven't gotten out of HS.  Believe the science?  No, believe your amygdala, the frontal cortex is over-rated.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

drunkenshoe

Quote from: Baruch on November 02, 2020, 09:33:45 AM
You watched it?  You are a neurologist too?  Smacks own face!

She probably has read Selfish Gene and the other tons of books printed afterwards?
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

drunkenshoe

#11
Quote from: Baruch on November 02, 2020, 09:34:43 AM
... Believe the science?  No, believe your amygdala, the frontal cortex is over-rated.

I was going to say it is surprising that you posted the video but then yeah...you wrote this. Now, we are sure that you are not an imposter or a body snatcher but just Baruch.
"I believe you find life such a problem because you think there are good people and bad people. You're wrong, of course. There are, always and only, the bad people, but some of them are on opposite sides." Havelock Vetinari

Baruch

So it isn't enough to transgender all the little boys, you have to cut out their amygdala, like a new kind of frontal lobotomy.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ Å,a’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.