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Male sex drive 'to blame for wars

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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:38 PM
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Just came across this and thought i would share


Male sex drive 'to blame for wars'




Male sex drive is at the root of most conflict in the world, from football violence to world wars, scientists have claimed.

A review of psychological evidence concludes that men are shaped by evolution to be aggressive towards "outsiders".

The tendency, at the heart of all inter-tribal violence, emerged through natural selection as a result of competition for mates.

Today it can be seen in large-scale conflicts between nations as well as clashes involving rival gangs, football fans or religious groups, say the researchers.

Women, on the other hand, are said to have evolved to resolve conflicts peacefully. Natural selection has programmed them to "tend and befriend" to protect their offspring.

Professor Mark van Vugt, from the Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University, said: "A solution to conflict, which is an all too common problem in societies today, remains elusive. One reason for this might be the difficulty we have in changing our mindset, which has evolved over thousands of years.

"Our review of the academic literature suggests that the human mind is shaped in a way that tends to perpetuate conflict with 'outsiders'. Our research finds that conflict between rival groups of men has presented opportunities to gain access to mates, territory and increased status.

"We believe this has resulted through natural selection in an evolved psychology amongst men to initiate and display acts of inter-group aggression."

The findings, which support the so-called "male warrior hypothesis", are published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

In all cultures and throughout history men rather than women have sought to get their way by initiating violence, the psychologists claim. Men were more likely to demonstrate prejudice and discrimination against other men viewed as outsiders, according to the research.





posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Whoever believes that has not been married.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:41 PM
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Really?
Even if its true, it reeks of feminist bs.
You trying to start a fight or somethin?
Cause women never fight. lol



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:42 PM
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when i think sex drive i think tryin to get poon tang.

not defending my territory.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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There must have been a lot of "unattractive men" throughout history
www.warlib.ir...
" from 3421 years of documented history, there are only 268 years without war. War itself is a miserable and devastating event, but its historical, geographical and cultural effects are important basis for human civilization and its cultural structure."



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:53 PM
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Male sex drive?

Then we could blame women for wars...more sex less talk lol

A satisfied man doesn't want to start a war.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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Well I was headed to the Gym to work off some of my animal "Male aggression" but was distracted. What about all the wars that were initiated, declared and fought by Queens?


ETA: In response to some funny U2U's: [Female-Royalty] Queens not "the other type" of Queens



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posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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Women, on the other hand, are said to have evolved to resolve conflicts peacefully. Natural selection has programmed them to "tend and befriend" to protect their offspring.

In all cultures and throughout history men rather than women have sought to get their way by initiating violence, the psychologists claim. Men were more likely to demonstrate prejudice and discrimination against other men viewed as outsiders, according to the research.


Amazing display of sexism!
Men might be faster to resort to physical violence but women attack psychologically and show way more hypocrisy.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 03:58 PM
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So what you are implying here is that all of the high uppity bankers just dont get no sexy? When it comes right down to it, most wars are indeed started by the banking cartells. GREED seems to be the catalyst over and over again. War over oil, what is oil, big proffits.

thay



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:00 PM
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Men and their sex drive and war, eh? Makes me wonder if Hilary Clinton must be taking lots of Testosterone then. That 'lady' seems to have a heavy appetite and drive for war.

Someone get her to arm-wrestle Bill. We'll get to the bottom of this one...



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:00 PM
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Margret Thatcher (The Falkland Islands)
Hillary Clinton (you name it she wants in)
Madeleine Albright (as above)



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:00 PM
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so....blame women for all the worlds wars and conflicts?



OK!



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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The "male sex drive" is driven by women, so who's really to blame here?
Spread the love ladies and help bring about world peace.
Girls can be just as hostile and unfriendly to outsiders, so it's all relative. We are all still human.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by ooYODAoo
so....blame women for all the worlds wars and conflicts?



OK!


Dont think anyone is suggesting that. More like blame the IDIOTS of BOTH sexes.

IDIOTS are idiots, male or female.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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its not a sex thing , its a population culling .
mankind is at the top of the food chain , we have no preditors other than ourselves
but its not the shortage of food anymore , its raw materials and resources .
its a sad thing that humanity has not realised that we could all live in peace and comfort if we just shared .

but this will never happen whilst the big corporations control our governments



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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so being a 40 year old virgin is good for the war economy?



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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No, greed of the 1% and their ability to manipulate the 99%.

The majority of people are soooooooooooooo easily led to back the 1% by fear, hate and not really researching WTF is really going on.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by ofhumandescent
No, greed of the 1% and their ability to manipulate the 99%.

The majority of people are soooooooooooooo easily led to back the 1% by fear, hate and not really researching WTF is really going on.
Now, now. let's not be hasty and ignore this proposal without trying it. I propose all women increase their "puttin out rate"
by 100%. One thing I know for sure is that while a man is in "afterglow" he is not thinking about war at all.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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3 isolated female leaders compared to the millions of men who are involved in some kind of conflict every day from the smallest to the biggest.

Come now fellow men, we as a sex do not have a leg to stand upon.



posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 04:44 PM
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War is caused by greed, jealousy, and ego, not sex drive. What a stupid article.



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