Re: Science and Religion

Fri, 21 Oct 1994 13:13:02 -0400

As a matter of fact, I think science *can* answer the question of "Why
shouldn't I kill myself, (or at least why don't I), through Biology and -
gasp - anthorpology. If you kill your self, you will not be able to pass
your genes, or culture onto the next generation. ie. Killing ones self is
non-adaptive, and would be selected against, at least if you did so
before you were beyond breeding age. In human populations, killing
yourself would remove you as an important rersource to your off-spring,
even after you are no longer of breeding age, also reducing your

On Thu, 20 Oct 1994, R. C. Alvarado wrote:

> Camus knew the difference between science and religion. The latter can
> answer the question "Why shouldn't I kill myself?" whereas the former
> cannot.
> --
> Raf Alvarado
> Anthropology at Virginia
> rca2t@Virginia.EDU