Do we as humans fall in love with Darwinian traits or redeeming traits?

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We, as humans, fall in love with...

  1. mostly Darwinian traits

  2. mostly redeeming traits

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  1. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    and redeeming means stuff like altruism, forgiveness, etc etc.
     
  2. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    There are biological reasons nice guys finish last. Doesn't that disprove intelligent design?
     
  3. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Maybe you can be a little more detailed in Darwinian and redeeming aside from just a couple sentences.
     
  4. Golgo-13 The Return of the O.G

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    We are one of the few 'animals' that fall in love, simply because it takes so long, and so much work to raise a human child from baby to adult. Falling in love is nature's way of keeping two ppl together long enough for our young to grow into adulthood and help, as partners, raise that baby.
     
  5. Carcharodon Registered

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    No. :huh:

    Proving a biological basis for love isn't absolute proof that I.D. is false.
     
  6. Handsome Rob Registered

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    Nice guys finish last because they're push-overs. No one respects a guy who'll do anything to be liked or accepted. Although I can't speak for all women (or really any woman), I have heard them express their disdain for guys who will change their mold to fit whatever woman they happen to be trying to gain the interest of.

    There's a huge difference between being a nice guy and being a good guy. And, believe it or not, I've learned from experience that a lot of the women I've been around DO appreciate the latter. You can be respectful of women, courteous, and STILL gain their interest. Character still counts, man. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. :cool:
     
  7. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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  8. Handsome Rob Registered

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    Good call, especially considering that all our actions/thoughts are biological (biochemical) in nature. Perhaps (s)he actually means to segregate traits deemed selfish ("Darwinian") from traits deemed selfless ("redeeming")? :huh:
     
  9. Knightsaber Priss Lone Wolf

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    I've always been looking for a nice, altruistic guy who's kind of handsome looking too. I guess this is why I've been single most of my life. :p
     
  10. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Hot and nice can never occupy the same body. They're either hot and *******s or they're ugly but nice.
     
  11. Knightsaber Priss Lone Wolf

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    Crap....:( I mean I'm not really looking for an Adonis here but just a guy that doesn't make me feel like retching whenever I look a him,which describes roughly 99.9% of the guys that have expressed interest in me.
     
  12. Ghostvirus Registered

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    What the hell is this thread about?
     
  13. Addendum Registered

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    I'm interested in women for sex, and nothing else beyond that.
     
  14. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    wear a rubber dude.

    or choose the digestive system over the reproductive system.

    if there was a clitoris posistioned in a womans mouth the world would be much less over-populated.

    true story.
     
  15. MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    There's a difference between being a good guy and knowing how to play prince charming long enough to get in a woman's pants.

    interesting response btw.
     
  16. Superhobo Registered

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    Simply, completely not true.
     
  17. Addendum Registered

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    I always do
     
  18. Carcharodon Registered

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    Actually, from a biological standpoint it makes perfect sense. A human baby takes a lot of energy to raise, and it takes a relatively loooong time for it to be self-sufficient (even ignoring society's artificial constructs).

    In a situation where so much time and biological energy needs to be invested, selection really would favor the care of the baby by two adults. We even see this phenomenon in birds and various other groups of animals, so it really isn't a uniquely human characteristic.
     
  19. psychocheeseman Registered

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    good looks will only get you the initial attraction. I meet alot of really attractive country girls, who initially i'm really attracted to, but as soon as they open their mouths and that harsh "i've-smoked-2-packets-of-cigarrettes-this-morning" aussie country girl slur dribbles out, i'm as flacid as a pancake.

    when it comes to love, both are important. but good child raising qualities (like not sounding like a bogan) definately play a major role.
     
  20. tzarinna Mamochka

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    I'm a sucker, I'll take either or depending on the situation
     
  21. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    i think someone got confused by the term selfish gene.
     
  22. bullets bang bang

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    That is what the bible says ... procreate
     
  23. Carcharodon Registered

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    Your FACE got confused by the term selfish gene. :cmad:
     
  24. redmarvel Red, White and Buxom

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    Darwinian traits = Hereditary traits - can't Hereditary traits also be redeeming?
     
  25. Carcharodon Registered

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    Well that's the problem. The OP doesn't define what he considers to be Darwinian traits in the first place, horribly crippling any chance his question has for a viable answer.

    What we know, "darwinian traits," to be may be in a context completely different from what he regards them to be (with specific regard to his original question).
     

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