Human Primatology: Contemporary pathological male dominance (4)

Looked at from the point of view of the male group that seeks an identity through a collective unspeakable act, many otherwise inexplicable details of the Holocaust fall into place.  The Jews were gassed in mock-bathrooms and showers because...

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Human Primatology: Contemporary pathological male dominance (3)

To the genocides we must add the extraordinary growth of military rape as a specifically modern phenomenon.  As many as a million German women may have been raped during the collapse of Germany in 1945, mainly by Russian soldiers. ...

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Human Primatology: Contemporary pathological male dominance (2)

A particularly illuminating study which makes the point that we could all do it is Christopher Browning’s  Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland.   The unit Browning studied was composed of reservists from Hamburg...

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Human primatology: Contemporary pathological male dominance (1)

Contemporary Pathological Male Dominance The  twentieth century saw an eruption of pathological male dominance such as has been sometimes witnessed among chimpanzees, notably in Jane Goodall’s observations of the Kasakela chimapanzees at Gombe, in forms so primitive and barbaric that...

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Dawkins has misunderstood Aquinas completely

Dawkins has misunderstood Aquinas completely.  He has no idea whatsoever of what Aquinas meant by a mover.  Far from the first three ways all being one argument, they actually are quite different.  In fact, Aquinas was not trying to...

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This Is My Body

 This Is My Body Intelligent Catholics do not think that  in the eucharistic celebration the priest magically turns bread and wine into flesh and blood, as Richard Dawkins, the theologically ignorant one, imagines.   Bread and wine become body and...

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Darwin still telling the time by Paley’s watch.

It would probably be not too untrue to say that the philosophical framework of neo-Darwinian evolutionary thought, much like Darwin’s own, is still  that of Locke’s epistemology.  Biology still awaits its Wittgensteinian revolution. The fact that the  two primary...

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My adventures in the lonely hearts columns

Because I had been a Benedictine monk for twenty five years I started on a sex life extremely late in the day.  After twenty five years of masculine brotherhood and the humane discipline of St Benedict’s Rule I left...

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Has brain science destroyed the soul?

Chapter Six.  The Amazing Brain So much has been discovered about the brain in the last two or three decades it is hardly surprising  that many feel that  the last bastion of pre-scientific religious belief, the soul, is about to...

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