Re: Why Large Gap Between Species...?

Bob Casanova (
Sat, 07 Dec 1996 20:11:27 GMT

On 6 Dec 1996 23:13:16 GMT, in sci.anthropology.paleo, (Nat Turner) wrote:

>In article <>, Capella <> wrote:
>>Nat Turner wrote:


>>Also it seems to be assumed earlier in this post that genocide comes from
>>man's higher thought processes rather than being an instinctive process
>>that we may share with lower animals.
>>When Lions take over a female and her cubs from another male, he instinctively
>>kills the cubs.
>>Dallas, Texas
>Hmmm, this is interesting -- and scary!
>Are you postulating all animals are programmed to kill off their
>antecedents? Is it truly the duty of the son to kill the father?

This isn't what he said. The male kills the cubs he didn't sire,
allowing the female(s) to bear and raise only *his* offspring.

>If so, where does it stop? Is this instinct still alive and well in H.
>Nat Turner

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Bob C.

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