Thursday, 8 June 2017

Study finds link between death-related anxiety and support for killing animals

quote [ Humans kill animals for food, but could it also provide another psychological function? A study recently published in the Personality and Social Psychology ... ]

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[by Bob Denver@5:54amGMT]


midden said @ 9:28am GMT on 8th Jun [Score:1 Insightful]
This seems like sloppy reasoning to me. While there may be a link, I don't see why that link is necessarily A causes B. Instead of killing animals making people less afraid of death, it also makes sense that people that are less afraid of death might be more comfortable with killing animals. Or that both are caused by some third mortality related factor.
cb361 said @ 11:29am GMT on 8th Jun
Have they completely ignored my theory about the Venusian brain worms again?
midden said @ 12:21pm GMT on 8th Jun
When I wrote, "third mortality related factor," I was actually thinking, "Venusian brain worms."
hellboy said @ 2:59pm GMT on 8th Jun
That's what they want you to think.
cb361 said @ 3:28pm GMT on 8th Jun
No. It's what they want me to think.
HoZay said @ 12:42pm GMT on 8th Jun
sanepride said @ 2:18pm GMT on 8th Jun
On the other hand my own experience of death-related anxiety compels me to treat other beings with greater compassion. Maybe hunting for sport helps sociopathic types deal with death-related anxiety.
damnit said @ 4:13pm GMT on 8th Jun
Unless you're a sociopath, everyone is probably afraid of death. We just keep adding layers upon layers of reasoning, distractions, and subconscious coping strategies which break down when you're up at night, bored, and the existential dread creeps in.
backSLIDER said @ 7:42pm GMT on 8th Jun
From indications in this thread I'm a sociopath... that isn't true by the way. I have just had to deal with friends and loved ones dieing more then most, at a younger age then most. I also don't collect stuff like most of the people I know. Everything I own can fit in my truck and a small uhaul trailer and I plan on getting rid of some things.
mechanical contrivance said @ 8:01pm GMT on 8th Jun
Are you a nomad?
backSLIDER said @ 4:45am GMT on 13th Jun
Nope, I live about 40 miles from where I grew up.
damnit said[2] @ 8:02pm GMT on 8th Jun
You were God tiered at an early age.

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