From: Marilyn Burge
To: Al Schroeder
Date: Mar 14 1996 6:51:12 am
Subject: GAY LOVE [2]
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On (09 Mar 96) Al Schroeder wrote to Rob Burcham...

AS> But pack mentality helps the dogs survive. Pigeons' homing
AS> instinct is doubtless good at refinding their nest. Geese...?
AS> There's probably some reason. And humans' belief in the
AS> afterlife is based on..?

Our higher brain simply has a hard time accepting the unpleasant.
We have no evidence that other animals have enough sense of self
to even equate the death they witness around them with their own
inevitable demise.  We make that connection and find it a disturb-
ing thought.  So, in order to maintain our mental equillibrium, we
put a happy-face on it, and call it an afterlife.  OF COURSE it has
survival qualities; without that happy-face, we would be obsessed
with the subject of our own demise, thereby quickening that event.

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