Why we breed men to be strong and silent

After I wrote yesterday’s piece, it finally dawned on me why it made sense for our species to evolve to prefer young men to be strong and silent. It’s really simple. It’s easier to send people to war if we don’t know them. And of course we want our warriors to be strong. So shut up, do your duty and die for us. And it wasn’t all that long ago. When I was warrior age, there was a draft.

“cheesecake”

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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