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Cannibalism

Cannibalism

eating other individuals of one's own species.


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Was the doctor's decision ethical? Why?

... with our survival due to circumstance change, our ethical values must change or we would die. The most vivid example of this is condoning cannibalism in the interest of survival (ex. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruguayan_Air_Force_Flight_571).

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by Cat
Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:30 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Was the doctor's decision ethical? Why?
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Re:

... validity in the theory and how it doesn't pertain to God's existence. This is true religion, be it real or not, should not be frowned upon like cannibalism is. If a person wants to believe it then let them. It is not against my thoughts(since i am atheist) to say that I too beleive that "the ...

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by iam
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:26 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution debate
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Views: 41130

Re: starvation and longer life

... own offspring. In addition to feeding the person, you risk over-population. And evolution even has a fail-safe hedge in over-population. Violence, cannibalism, asexuality, homosexuality, all increase in over-populated areas in mice studies.

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by venik
Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:47 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: starvation and longer life
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Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation

Georg Forster has somehow noticed in its book that european dogs flatly refuse from cannibalism, but polynesian - a cannibals. Moreover, these their characteristic innate. So, psychology of such sort - relative. But prospect of the further development beside mankind ...

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by LeoPol
Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation
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Views: 34530

Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation

... of human brain, one could effectively argue that the practice was "bad" on the basis that it is unhealthy. In most human cultures, cannibalism is taboo. We tend to think of cannibalism as eating for nourishment while this particular tribe ate only their family members due to religious ...

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by jeremyo
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:12 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation
Replies: 5
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