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Offline pr126 (OP)

A cure for xenophobia!
« on: August 17, 2017, 02:42:09 PM »
Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobia

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How can xenophobia be reduced and altruism strengthened? Researchers at University Hospital Bonn have shown in a new study that the bonding hormone oxytocin together with social norms significantly increases the willingness to donate money to refugees in need, even in people who tend to have a skeptical attitude towards migrants. The results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Bravo! At last, there is a cure for xenophobia. Well done. Don't stop there.

Next project, find a cure for Islamophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia.





 
“True Ignorance is not the absence of knowledge but the refusal to acquire it.” - Karl Popper

Offline Baruch

Re: A cure for xenophobia!
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 02:52:44 PM »
Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobia
Bravo! At last, there is a cure for xenophobia. Well done. Don't stop there.

Next project, find a cure for Islamophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia.

Yes, oxytocin is a female hormone, make a woman of you!  Or you can always take the short cut ... castration ;-)
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Offline pr126 (OP)

Re: A cure for xenophobia!
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 02:55:06 PM »
It works!  :letsparty:

“True Ignorance is not the absence of knowledge but the refusal to acquire it.” - Karl Popper

Offline Cavebear

Re: A cure for xenophobia!
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 02:55:19 PM »
Oxytocin and social norms reduce xenophobia
Bravo! At last, there is a cure for xenophobia. Well done. Don't stop there.

Next project, find a cure for Islamophobia, racism, sexism, homophobia.

Oxytocin merely makes people more tolerant. Sort of like Felliway does for cats.   But yes, there is a LOT of potential problem for abuse in that.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline pr126 (OP)

Re: A cure for xenophobia!
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 02:56:46 PM »
Oxytocin merely makes people more tolerant. Sort of like Felliway does for cats.   But yes, there is a LOT of potential problem for abuse in that.

I think the Eloi had that treatment too. (H.G. Wells)
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“True Ignorance is not the absence of knowledge but the refusal to acquire it.” - Karl Popper

Offline Cavebear

Re: A cure for xenophobia!
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 02:59:58 PM »
I think the Eloi had that treatment too. (H.G. Wells)

I always preferred the Morlocks.  At least they DID something.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline Baruch

Re: A cure for xenophobia!
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 03:01:39 PM »
I always preferred the Morlocks.  At least they DID something.

Most of the posters here are Morlocks.
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Online Shiranu

Re: A cure for xenophobia!
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 05:35:09 PM »
Makes sense, there are several drugs that make people more compassionate... and many that make them more aggressive. That's pretty much the whole point of some drugs.
“Life isn't long enough to enjoy and understand all at the same time. You have to decide which is more important." - Pedro Juan Gutierrez

"Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be." - Miguel de Cervantes

Offline Baruch

Re: A cure for xenophobia!
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 05:42:53 PM »
Makes sense, there are several drugs that make people more compassionate... and many that make them more aggressive. That's pretty much the whole point of some drugs.

So you admit that the fluoridation of tap water conspiracy is true?
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Offline Cavebear

Re: A cure for xenophobia!
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2017, 11:08:05 AM »
Yes, oxytocin is a female hormone, make a woman of you!  Or you can always take the short cut ... castration ;-)
Or let nature decide.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Online Shiranu

Re: A cure for xenophobia!
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2017, 11:14:30 AM »
So you admit that the fluoridation of tap water conspiracy is true?

I was talking more about drugs like magic mushrooms and molly, or on the flip side shit like pcp and steroids, but sure why not :P.
“Life isn't long enough to enjoy and understand all at the same time. You have to decide which is more important." - Pedro Juan Gutierrez

"Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be." - Miguel de Cervantes

Offline Cavebear

Re: A cure for xenophobia!
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2017, 11:30:34 AM »
I was talking more about drugs like magic mushrooms and molly, or on the flip side shit like pcp and steroids, but sure why not :P.

Love the new avatar, BTW...  Do you pick up beagles by their ears?  I was told Johnson's dogs loved it.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950