reply to post by chrisrand
Firstly, that is an opinion piece, based on loose scientific studies, and was written by a Progressive. The idea being that Human Nature can be
proved non-existent because in cases of self preservation, where self survival trumps the "good of the people", if abundant resources are made
available Human Nature can be "undone" .. These "behaviors" are the core instincts of Human Beings, stripping society away we will all act in a
certain way for the preservation of our selves and immediate families over the preservation of the population as a whole .. Human Nature dictates that
redundant activities that occure throughout the entire World without interaction between groups or individuals committing the same actions, is a
vision of natural human behavior (ie, natures) ..
Nature and behavior being the same thing, the Progressive line of thought (utopians) is that the difference is that Natures cannot be undone, where
as given certain circumstances Behaviors can be "modified" .. However it falls through because you truly can modify behaviors, however when a
situation deteriorates a Human will resort to natural instincts and react animalistically and preform actions not represented in the behavior
modification -- natures. Our instincts are not represented in our actual actions, but in our social interactions .. and our instinctual social
interactions, regardless of how hard we try to fight them, are very tribal, very self centered, and honestly rather violent.
Strictly to the topic.. if we had a resource based economy, or some kind of anarchic utopia, Human Nature dictates that corruption, greed and violence
are impossible to eliminate, as it's our instinct to act this way, and thus the entire program would be destroyed from within by the very nature of
Humans. An example: If all was Anarchy and there was no Government and thus no law enforcement, and it was a resource based economy, I would walk
over to your mud hut (who's going to build houses, which is hard labor, for food rations?) club you over the head, steal all your food, steal your
woman, burn your hut, and add to my stores. Why would I do such a thing? .. There are no ramifications, the social guidelines of society, there is
plenty of incentive, food and a new woman, or I might do it simply because I don't like your face.
The article you post about Human Nature would say my actions are impossible if I am kept well fed and pleased. But quite frankly I could be the
happiest person in the world, kept nice and fat by this utopian ideology, and I'd still club you over the head for material gain or the pleasure of
doing it, because I simply don't like your face. And that would simply be my nature.