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Post by jimmystang » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:31 pm

anyone have a biological explanation for this win-seeking behavior?

on evolutionary terms, this individual competition doesn't exactly maximize the fitness of our species - not very altruistic.

how could we have evolved to instinctually want to win?

perhaps, it's a subconscious desire to be "special" or "unique" so that we may prove ourselves to be more fit than the rest of the population, and that our set of genes are the most valuable to homo sapiens.

that said, i win :!:
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Post by alextemplet » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:26 pm

I think the biological reason is that we're bored and our over-active minds crave for something to do, so I win.
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Post by mith » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:36 pm

Losers don't get to write the history books...or do much else since they're dead.
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Post by AstusAleator » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:45 am

I guess this means I win :)

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Post by kjle » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:50 am

no it doesn't
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Post by alextemplet » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:34 am

Yes it does.
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Post by kjle » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:43 am

nope
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Post by destiny » Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:46 am

The winner is me. Yeah!
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Post by Amrik » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:26 am

I win!
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Post by alextemplet » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:58 pm

Pour retourner de nouveau a francais,

Je gagne!
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Post by jimmystang » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:58 pm

Mais vous avez tort! Je gagne et je continuerai a gagner!

Je ne sais pas pourquoi tout le mond veut gagner... nous ne recevrons rien.

Arretez-vous, je dis, parce que je suis le meilleur
Seulment moi - je suis special...

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Post by sachin » Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:23 pm

Je gagne et je continuerai a gagner!
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