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Comment author: fr00t 20 November 2010 01:42:38AM 1 point [-]

I posit that these sequences and indeed any deliberation of abstract nature is super-stimulus. It was probably fairly stimulating for some ancestral man to connect the pain of having a rock fall on him to throwing a rock at a gazelle. But reading through hundreds of pages of information describing "the way" seem unlikely to improve my genetic fitness.

Comment author: ata 20 November 2010 02:06:32AM 1 point [-]

But reading through hundreds of pages of information describing "the way" seem unlikely to improve my genetic fitness.

Who said they were supposed to?