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Is the basis for racism derived from an evolutionary safety mechanism of imprinting?

Just a nagging thought I’ve had.


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Wouldn't surprise me,
Though I imagine racism has many basis's.
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Lately I've been now and then inching together a world,
Worldbuilding,
Basic premise, is generic fantasy world, magic, that is to say energy directed existing,
Exception being that it came about by genetic engineer race, who're all dead now, revolution being achieved,
Followed by a fall to the stone age,
And a rebuilding,
Somehow, the idea of including 'Gods, doesn't appeal to me much,
For one, perhaps some of the longer living races, having a better history/memory of the geneticists existing,
Though perhaps, same as Reason (short story) - Wikipedia,
The existence of said geneticists, does not prevent the existence of Gods that they themselves may have believed,

I suppose what I dislike, is allowing any race to believe in Gods that I 'know would be false, creations of their own.
Though our own Gods, some might argue, are fractions, pieces, distorted but true images themselves,
Hm,

Not that I believe in God, myself.

Anyhow, I lean a bit more myself,
Towards the worlds religions being philosophies, more than standard religions,
As I think most view them.

Though some might argue why 'any religion,
Well, depending on how one 'defines religion. . .


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Basic premise, is generic fantasy world, magic, that is to say energy directed existing,
Exception being that it came about by genetic engineer race, who're all dead now, revolution being achieved,
Followed by a fall to the stone age,
And a rebuilding,
Somehow, the idea of including 'Gods, doesn't appeal to me much,
For one, perhaps some of the longer living races, having a better history/memory of the geneticists existing,
Reminds me of kryptonians from DC or Asgardians from Marvel. They’re both genetically and technologically advanced to the point that it’s essentially magic and godlike. 
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Is it better to have an even or odd number, of people in a vote?
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When is an item considered a drug, if I 'took a drug, I assume there would no longer be an 'item, called a drug, it being consumed?
But then, what if I cut myself, and the drug was in my blood, would it then again become an 'item, a drug?
But would it not be instead blood?


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A drug is entirely made from its chemical components.

The blood might consist of the drugs molecules. 

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Well, that would be the 'point,
To try to use a technicality, to avoid possession of a drug,
And yet to possess a drug.
Be able to re-infuse the blood for the drug.

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If you’re trying to talk about a creative way to smuggle drugs, I guarantee it’s already been tried and there’s court rulings on it.

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Oh likely it has been tried and/or some law set in place regarding.
It's more a random musing, than a plan though.
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Is the basis for racism derived from an evolutionary safety mechanism of imprinting?
iirc, yes, actually. I would have to find the study again but I remember once reading a study that babies show racial preference based on the characteristics of their surroundings, primarily their mother. Babies with a white mother feel safer around white people, babies with black mothers feel safer around black people, etc.

This is why so many studies show that babies have a self-race preference at such a young age, because most babies are raised by members of the same race. However, if a white baby is adopted by a black family and grows up in a predominantly black neighborhood and were given the same test they would not have a self-race preference.

I actually forgot about this study and am now wanting to find it again as it was quite the interesting read.
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So we planned a barbecue around the fire pit today for Easter. And the weather cooperated beautifully. Was so nice to be outside it has felt like the longest winter. I've even got a little bit of a sunburn. Can't wait for swimming/camping weather.
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Lucky. Sadly, despite it having started warming up where I live, the weather decided to be a dick and so it snowed all day today. I hate the long winters and just want to enjoy a nice day outside, but I probably have to wait a few more weeks for that.
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Sorry. I also noticed today a lot of my neighbors decided to cut their grass which I absolutely refuse to do before Easter so at some point this week I'm going to have to which sucks.

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I think,
Sarcasm 'does make me feel good at times, but usually only for a short time, and then I feel bad about being sarcastic.
Being genuine, earnest, appealing to good will, intent, understanding, lasts 'far longer, for me, usually.
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Darn, too late to edit #265,
. . .
Well addon, showing respect to others usually makes me feel better long term,
Treating others right, knowing I've tried my best,
Also often elucidates more positive responses.

Though some people respond better to a lack of respect,
Depends on people, situation.

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I suppose that currently, 'any world power with a significant number of nukes could conquer the Earth,
Simply cause nuclear war,
All they'd have to do is prepare enough people and material in bunkers, to reconquer the globe after the devastation.
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Personally, it always 'sound to me a bit wrong, when the news talks about government targeting Putin's kids, girlfriends, or ex wife.
'Probably makes more sense in context, such as their having influence or positions,
But it 'comes off to me poorly,
I would dislike it if other countries targeted US politicians wives, children, relations.
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@Poly

Do you not mean Ostara?

The time when you worship Eostre.
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Is it better to have an even or odd number, of people in a vote?
0, 2, 4, 6  8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24

0, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25,

..." Data from this experiment showed that even numbers and ones ending in 5 are much better liked than the other odd numbers.
In other words, when asked to project non-mathematical meanings on to numbers, or to react emotionally to them, our responses are remarkably coherent. And these responses reflect numerical properties, most clearly size and divisibility by either 2 or 5. "....

..." It is interesting that our favourite number is 7, an odd number, when even numbers are more liked and seen as calmer and better than odd numbers. In fact, in my survey, favourite numbers are much more likely to be odd than even, with a ratio of 60/40. Counter-intuitively, our favourite numbers are generally not the ones we like best or rate as good. Like is very different from love. "...


6 is my favorite number.
..0, 3, '6' { ' 2 ' * 3 } -- even bet --
.......9, 12 { ' 2 ' *  6 } -- even bet --
.....15, 18 { ' 3 '' *  6 } -- odd bet --
..21 { 3 * 7 } ----------------- no bet --
...........24 { '' 4 '' *  6 } -- even bet --
.27 { 3 * 9 }------------------- no bet ----
...........30 { '' 5 ''' * 6 } -- odd bet---
33 { 3 * 11}--------------------- no bet --
............36 { ''' 6 ''' * 6 } -- even bet --

12 events/points have 66 lines-of-relationship i.e n^2 - n and then divided by two is the numerical lines-of-relationship

ergo, 12^2 = 144.  Minus 12 = 132 and then divided by 2 = 66 lines-of-relationship.
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Why isn't there some easy to find webpage,
With a list of every politician,
Tagged with your state or district,
Where on each of their profiles, it has a list of votes they've made, along with statements then and currently by them, as to 'why they made that vote,
Bills or Amendments to Bills they introduced, along with statements by them, then and currently, as to 'why,
I say then and currently, as people should be able to change their minds, or acknowledge mistakes in the past,
So on so forth?

My 'guess would be politics involves too much lying and metagaming, by metagaming I mean strategy, political maneuvering, deals between individuals and groups, so you can pass or block certain bills, sounds a headache.

I'm unsure if politics would be better, worse, or the same, if one attempted to introduce transparency.

Some subjects, I'd suppose 'require secrecy, but I think I might prefer such a website if I were to found and be 'part of a new country, myself.
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Then again, maybe the 'number of votes and bills and such is an issue?

"The 115th Congress introduced over 10,000 bills between 2017 and 2019, and 443 of these were signed into law by the president."
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I actually agree with some conservative's criticisms of modern architecture. One of liberal society's flaws is that it's created a maze of options that is tough to navigate if you're the average person and can cut people off from the natural beauty of the world. On the flip side, of course, liberalism has allowed for people to make choices based on their personalities and its pretty impressive how so many different walks of life can peacefully coexist in the same civilization (though there will definitely still be plenty of interference).
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Are you talking about building and city, designs?
Or 'Social Structure and expectations, people's roles?
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The former, though I guess it could apply to both