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Pleased; contented; unruffied; undisturbed; serene; peaceful; tranquil; quiet; gentle. That placid aspect and meek regard. . Sleeping . . . The placid sleep of infancy.

Origin: L. Placidus, originally, pleasing, mild, from placere to please: cf. F. Placide. See Please.

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A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... to have a suppressant effect on emotions or personality? For instance, could an organism theoretically cause people to behave in a particular way; placid, undesirous, or indeed even to act compassionately? Or on the other hand, completely primal, unhinged and psychotic? b) if these are possible, ...

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by Maitreya
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
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Pitfalls of Evolutionary Psychology: Exaptation

... we could. Anger, agression, and hostility exist for a reason so that we may interact with the world in a means conducive to survival. Make us more placid, and it could render us vulnerable. And for this reason, I say that neither evolution nor God are responsible for making us the way we act. Nature ...

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