Thursday, July 19, 2007

Cut off your nose for your face's sake!

Spite-- It makes us US! From a article by Chucky Choi*: "Spite is a dark emotion that nonetheless seems to help set humanity apart from its closest primate relatives, new research suggests.

"The sinister emotion that angrily dwells on how unfair the world is could shed light on the unusual human notion of fair play, and scientists say the research could help understand how and why these dark and light sides of human nature evolved." (For the rest of the article, go here.)

* He goes by "Charles Q.", but I call him Chucky to spite him.


Lee Hartsfeld said...

We must have evolved from cats, because I'd swear that emotion originated with their species....


Max the drunken severed head said...

A comment by the popular music historian and blogger Lee Hartsfeld?! What an honor!

Yes, cats are seemingly severely spiteful, surreptitiously so! (How's that for some off-the-cuff assonance and alliteration?!)


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