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Author Topic:   Why Do People Steal?
nwr
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Message 7 of 270 (448465)
01-13-2008 5:47 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Phat
01-13-2008 4:55 PM


Phat writes:
Why Do People Steal?
I think the more interesting question is "why do people not steal?"

Let's end the political smears

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nwr
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Message 24 of 270 (448954)
01-15-2008 6:46 PM
Reply to: Message 23 by molbiogirl
01-15-2008 6:42 PM


"Do not steal" is, in large part, an innate tendency that has been cultivated by 100s of 1000s of years of human evolution.
I'm not so sure about that. I think it more likely cultural than innate.

Let's end the political smears

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nwr
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Message 27 of 270 (448963)
01-15-2008 7:06 PM
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01-15-2008 6:53 PM


You and I don't agree on anything, do we?
Actually, we probably do agree on a lot, but discussion is mainly interesting when there is disagreement.
Certainly there is a spectrum of things where we disagree. Oh, and I am not a Pinker fan.
It's OT here, ...
I'd say that my post (the one to which you replied) was on topic, but I agree that it would be OT to get into evo-psych here. I'm not really looking for a serious debate on it though, as the facts don't exist to settle disagreements in that area.

Let's end the political smears

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