" We are skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life. Careful examination of the evidence for Darwinian theory should be encouraged." - Dissent from Darwin

Natural selection [is used] carelessly as a mantra, as in the evidence-free “just-so stories” concocted out of thin air by mentally lazy adaptationists. (Stephen Jay Gould)

In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence. (Isaac newton)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

How HUMAN controlled his urge

Lust is a universal preoccupation, one of the most compelling of the Seven Deadly Sins, new studies confirm. Whereas not only humans, but also birds and mammals, regularly engage in promiscuous, lecherous behaviour, researchers report that only people are capable of controlling such urges.

Studies at Northwestern University indicate that lust and cuckoldry are almost "compulsive" as a direct result of their impact on the brain's reward centres, which are foci of sensual interpretation. Erotic stimuli create a neurological frenzy.

Studies at Rutgers University, the State University of New York and elsewhere show infidelity and lewd behaviour in mammals and birds result from a "constellation of neural correlates." Researchers agree that lust probably evolved to generate mating behaviour among any appropriate partners.

Storyteller: Helen E. Fisher anthropology professor and human behavior researcher, Rutgers University

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