Re: virus: Conservative views

Mon, 15 Mar 1999 10:38:23 -0800

Sodom wrote:
> It's not there there is a gene for "Racism" per say,

No, that seems unlikely.

> I think the idea would
> be that obvious physical differences are the easiest for the mind to grapple
> with in the "Us vs Them" war.

And prior to the advent of language and culture, the ability to detect physical differences that one could see, feel, or smell (important) is likely to have been the ability reinforced and fine tuned by natural selection, so in a sense, it seems possible that UTism is an outgrowth of a kind of de facto racism.