Friday, July 6, 2007

Men, Women and Suicide Bombers

I have heard the oft repeated line it's human nature to explain the reason for many things Mankind does. Now we have some basis in science to justify what we intuitively know. In the current issue of Psychology Today an article titled Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature provides the answer to 10 (duh) human nature traits. Including why Muslims are more likely to be Suicide Bombers.

I expected to find a list of things like Men prefer Blonds, Women prefer Wealthy Men, Beautiful couples have more Daughters and Couples with Sons are less likely to divorce, and the explanation for those statements are there. What I did not expect was #4 "Most suicide bombers are Muslim".
The surprising answer is that Muslim suicide bombing has nothing to do with Islam or the Quran (except for two lines). It has a lot to do with sex, or, in this case, the absence of sex.
I don't want to steal the Thunder of authors Alan S. Miller Ph.D. and Satoshi Kanazawa Ph.D., so you are left to read the full article. Besides I am sure you really want to know why men prefer blonds too.

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