Woman. A Manual For Men.

The book by Oleg Novoselov explains what a woman and man are. It uses evolutionary psychology to explain religion, tradition, history of civilization and structure of society.

Evolution of societies. Types of hierarchies. Palace-states. Pyramidal monarchies.

Besides compensating for the harmful instincts, religion had another very important function — support of the hierarchical structure. How many men could a leader control, keep in his power? How many could he personally supervise? The answer is some two dozen. This is the max [male] headcount of a pack, or the most primitive tribe. This is the size of an infantry platoon in the army. If the leader is very strong — lets double the count, but forty is still a very small amount. Otherwise, all the leader’s time will be occupied with fighting with other strong males that are looking to take his place. But the power of a society is in its numbers. What to do? Very simple, the minimum of religion and cultural tradition, supported by the shaman and the elders, is enough to upgrade the pack into a tribe and allow it to grow up to hundred fifty (the Dunbar’s number). This is the population size of a tribe, and the size of an army’s company, cohesiveness of which is supported, besides the commander, by the commanders of platoons, and the commissar (chaplain, zampolit, or army psychologist, the name does not matter, their function is the same). But how to grow the society further? Religion helps here, too. The leader makes a deal with the shaman and declares himself to be the god’s vicar, or even the god’s son. His rank in the hierarchy rises beyond anyone’s reach. The declaration is accompanied by the best shaman’s tricks to instill fear in the tribe’s members. It is one thing to mess with the strongest man, and it is completely another to mess with the son of god. The chieftain’s authority becomes irrefragable, and the tribe can grow by two orders of magnitude. It is, however, insufficient to scare the tribesmen. They should also be managed. A leader can not do it all by himself due to time constraints, he needed bureaucrats. This is how the first civilizations appeared, the state-palaces. The chieftain, the priests and the bureaucrats lived in the palace, which doubled as a temple, as a warehouse and as a fortress. The size and luxury of the god’s son’s, and god’s servants’ living place had to impress the locals and instill fear in any potential attacker, so no resources were spared to build one. Such palace-states are found all over the world, the most famous ones are on Crete.

And here the new civilization encountered a new problem. A bureaucrat has to be follow the will of the ruler, and be much lower in rank than his boss. He should not too cool, otherwise he will refuse to serve. At the same time, a high-rank high-instinct-drive man, a strong warrior, might deny the bureaucrat’s authority to give him orders. A tough guy only can only be ordered by an even tougher guy, and that toughness has to be proven. Even today, some people accept a policemen as an authority and follow his orders, while others view him as an opponent, and his demands as a personal insult, a male challenge for fight for a place in the hierarchy, and start conflicting with the policemen. in other words, in any large society, the high-rank high-instinct-drive male, which held the tribe together in the previous era, which is adored by females, became a source of endless troubles. And the society started to get rid of men who are too tough. They became criminals. The society started the process of artificial selection. Another evolutionary arms race started between the individuals — he who adapts best to the new relationship in the hierarchy, has the best survivability. And a new one started between societies — the winner is the one with larger population, better organization and more advanced material culture.

There were four ways to get rid of the contradiction between the new hierarchy and the old instinctive firmware:
1. Select according to the instinct-drive, favoring low.
2. Select according to the rank potential, favoring low.
3. Pit another instinct against the harmful one.
4. Adapt the hierarchical and social structure, as well as tradition, for that instinct.
All four were tried, in various proportions and with varying degrees of success.

The first two are simple enough. Whoever would not obey to the ruler, statesman or the law (the high rank, high-instinct-drive) were killed, banished, imprisoned and did not allow to reproduce. Every society waged and wages war on with the harmful animalistic instincts. Those with instinct drive too high, those who broke the societal structure, namely, thieves, murderers, harshly dominating women, mutineers were hanged, beheaded, burnt, impaled, castrated, etc.

As the result of civilization’s artificial selection, the average instinct-drive level, as well as rank potential, were lowered among the individuals. Different selection methods led to different results — if the only rule is to behead whoever grows up too high, it will be the rank potential that is decreased most. To put more emphasis on the instinct drive, a society has to create a set of laws and only punish those who break them.

The harmful manifestations of the hierarchical, gender and steal instincts can be countered via the self preservation instinct — fear of punishment. They can be pitted against the same hierarchical instinct by raising the rank of the ruler, statesman or family man by bestowing a portion of divinity upon each one of them. In the hierarchical system of a society, god, being omniscient and omnipotent and whatever other super qualities the priests could imagine, held the rank unachievable by any man. The ruler was the first after the god, and his rank is, too, too high for any man to achieve, and that made the hierarchy more stable.

The adaptation of the social structure to satisfy the hierarchical instinct was done via rigid fixation of structural elements. Families and clans were put in orders or castes, and the position of the caste in the social order was immutable. Mobility between castes was impossible or difficult. The Indian caste system is the most well known example of such a system. The higher the caste, the lower the instinct drive of the people in it. Initially, there was an artificial selection of sorts — human were sorted by level of instinct drive, and distributed among castes that corresponded to their level. Once the genetic material has been sorted, the caste of an individual was determined by birth and inheritance. The Brahmins (the highest caste) — had the lowest drive, and this is the caste in which scientists, managers and clergy are. Most of traditional societies formed a low-instinct-drive caste — the priests and elders. Cultivating the authority toward the old men, whose instinct drive is low because of age is, essentially, the primary method of creating such a caste. Likewise, in the tradition creation process the instincts were taken into account in every step. All our life consists of bits of instinctive programs. All this formed naturally over many millennia, naturally in the evolutionary sense, according to the survival of the fittest rule, it was the result of the competition between societies and individuals.

We have already covered the pack and the tribe in details. Their classical structure is a pyramid, they are marked as small triangles in the image fourteen. The structure of a tribe includes a super dominant, marked with a small dot above the triangle. In both structure, high-rank, high-instinct-drive individuals predominated.

In growing pyramidal structures, as the result of the selection and in the process of growth, the average individual rank potential and instinct drive of the male half of the population is lower, as compared to the tribe’s levels. Clans and families in the pyramid can compete with each other freely, or they can be divided into castes to lower the tensity within the pyramid (caste system). Every type needs a special type of a religion. Islam is a religion used in classical pyramid, and Hinduism is used in caste pyramid.

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Antiquity. Greece.

The most effective hierarchical system has formed in a number of states in Classical Greece. Athenian democracy is the most famous example. This structure was not pyramidal, and did not have a ruler-dictator at the top. The basis of the system was made of free citizens, which were united in families and clans, owned property, and, consequentially, were conscious of their economic and political interests. Religion was not as terrifying as the one in pyramidal hierarchies. The interests of the families, clans and tribes were represented and defended by their leaders at the common assembly (Agora) using persuasion, diplomacy, and voting. Since the clan leaders — high rank men — had to deal and to compromise with each other, rather than to fight and wage war, the low-instinct-drive high-rank men were in high demand and achieved prominence. High density of active men with rational motivation lead to development and flourishing of science, art, technology and military that has never been seen before. Since a non-pyramidal structure lacks stability, temporary imbalances led to a more centralized management (dictatorships), but after a while, democracy returned. The reason for comebacks was inconsistencies between pyramidal structures and the low instinct-drive average level of the population. To support the unstable non-pyramidal system, a set of laws was developed — another artificial add-on to the hierarchical instinct, which is supposed to compensate for the discrepancies between natural and artificial hierarchies.

The victorious march of Alexander the Great’s phalanx across the entire ancient world was a conceptual break through, the culmination of the evolution of low-instinct-drive democratic society, it was a indisputable demonstration of its advantages over the high-instinct-drive pyramidal society. The Greeks could act with such a high level of organization and cooperation that the war was transformed from a series of duels of individual heroes, as glorified by Homer, into a technological process, and the technology was far more effective than the higher count and higher physical strength of the opponents.

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The Great Roman Empire

The next milestone in the civilization history is The Great Roman Empire. Having absorbed the low-instinct-drive gene pool, having taken the culture, religion and technology of the Greek, Rome acreated the perfect army of the era, civil society, classical law, advanced the technology and conquered all the countries it could get to, and achieved an all-time high level of prosperity and well being. And that well being was Rome’s downfall.

Rome was not be saved by its wealth, nor it was saved by its perfect army, nor it was saved by its exceptional bureaucracy. The well being and safety caused the matriarchal imbalance, and the traditional religion could not handle it. As Cato The Elder wrote: “everywhere men rule their wives, yet we, who rule all the men, are ruled by our wives”. The female instinct of the Roman women did not perceive the henpecked Roman men as genetically adequate males. And a female will not conceive from a weakling, no matter what. It is the law of evolution. This results in low birth rates, demographic crisis, and death under barbarians’ axes. Caesars tried appeal to women to bear children, but it was useless. To compensate, the Romans started giving citizenship to foreigners and conscript barbarians in the army. The priests of the ancient religions got too preoccupied with money grubbing and power struggles. I.e. followed their animalistic instincts and failed to fulfill their direct duties — to control of instinct of fellow men and to battle the tendency toward matriarchy. A rather standard development.

In a well known experiment, a rat had an electrode embedded in the brain’s pleasure center. Pressing a pedal activated the electrode. The rat kept on pressing the pedal until it starved to death. In another experiment, a community of mice were put into ideal conditions — the mice heaven experiment. Plenty of food, cleanliness, safety, cozy warm lairs. At first, mice reproduced happily, but in just a few generations the mice got bored, stopped reproducing, attacked each other unprovoked, and finally all died. Romans went the same path. Swimming in the wealth robbed from the rest of the world, they focused on pleasure and entertainment. They lost the ability to fulfill basic reproductive functions and to keep the society going. Thousands of gladiators died in Colosseums across the Empire. Wine was flowing as a river. Patricians stuffed themselves with gourmet food. Plebs stuffed themselves with free bread. The deviations of late roman rulers are legendary. No being can survive through endless and unlimited pleasure.

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Christian civilization.

The entire ancient world was looking at Rome. The Empire’s decease was obvious to the contemporaries, it was especially obvious to provincials, which still lived in a traditional lifestyle of a balanced society. Those who lived in provinces in which various cultures coexisted, cultures that withstood the test of time, knew not only what caused the decease, but how to cure it. It is not surprising that Christianity appeared in one such province. Christianity was the most effective compensating mechanism of the time, it absorbed the experience of previous religions as well as understanding how to resist animalistic instincts in conditions of very high safety and satiety levels. It was so effective it become the foundation, the basis of the civilization that eventually surpassed Rome, and everything else known to man. The biological meaning of the Christian maxims will be described in details in one of the following sections, here is the abridged version, the one that concerns the gender relationship. The very basis of Christianity, the legend of original sin conveys an obvious anti-matriarchal message. The God (highest reason) ordered not to eat the fruit. But the woman (a high-instinct-drive individual) under the influence of the serpent (animalistic nature, the “steal” instinct”) took the fruit, and let the man try it to avoid personal responsibility. This is how women act in real life, we will address this in details later. The man, instead of making a decision on his own, has listened to the woman, performed the decision she imposed onto him, and took full responsibility for her instinct driven actions. As the result, both he, she and their descendants got in a whole lot of global trouble. The most obvious lesson that any contemporary man learned from this legend, in the context of Rome’s flaccid henpecked citizens was “thou shalt not live under the heel, for the responsibility for decision made alieni juris is huge”. Besides, one of the Christianity’s ten commandments is “thou shalt not commit adultery”, and Jesus included in definition of adultery thoughts about adultery, divorce, and marriage to a divorced women. Christianity gave its maximum support to a life long monogamous marriage system and worked against the pack sexual market. Also, given the Rome’s demographic crisis, the alternative oppositionary religion could not do without a cult of motherhood. Once, looking at art exhibition in Louvre, I found section dedicated to the young days of Christianity. All it had were images of the Virgin Mary with the baby.

The strength of catholic principles in the anti-matriarchal aspect, namely, getting the entire clergy out of the area of women’s influence (celibacy of catholic priests) gave a powerful impulse to all countries that adopted Catholicism. Later, the Medieval Inquisition, among other things, performed a massive “witch hunt”, which pitted the female’s self-preservation instinct against her gender instinct and removed the women’s desire to dominate in a society for a few more centuries and extended the life of the European civilization. These few centuries, in which the instinctive programs were under control, were enough for the Europeans to start the scientific and industrial revolutions, expand all over the world and put half the planet under control. Unfortunately, the Catholic Church, like all other religions before it, got too preoccupied with commercial aspect if its activity to the detriment of its main function. Furthermore, it put itself in the way of progress. As the result, it lost influence and control of the situation. Which led to degeneration of morals and the resentment toward the clergy. During the sixteenth century, the church was either reformed or replaced with more liberal Protestant churches. That sped up the economic and social development of a number of countries — their hierarchies transformed into non-pyramidal democratic structures. The low-instinct-drive fraction of the gene pool has been accumulated to a sufficient threshold, which made the transformation possible. And, the level of technology and material culture was followed by safety and satiety, which surpassed the Rome’s levels.

The Rome’s tragic experience, however, has been forgotten, and Protestant confessions were formed to suit the political and economical needs of the moment, without understanding of church’s primary function to keep animalistic instincts in check. Furthermore, they lacked any real power and, therefore, had no intimidation and deterrence system. Compensation mechanism became powerless. The commandments’s importance and messages weren’t as obvious as the were to Rome’s contemporaries, in fact, the demands of traditional Christianity were seen as a set of arbitrary, meaningless rules that limit life’s simple pleasures. And, under the slogans of personal liberty, enlightenment and struggle with medieval obscurantism the cultural tradition was reformed, and the animalistic instincts were freed from its control. Some men, having failed to understand the proper purpose of religion in evolution of humankind and seeking to increase their authority and rank started to kick the powerless super-dominant. One declared that “God is dead”. Another one declared religion to be an “opium for the masses”. The third explained that the origins of religion lie in ancient human cowardice and ignorance, and its functional purpose is to oppress the working class (in addition, practical application of his philosophy is something we still have to deal with today). Others stampeded to parrot, to destroy the “senseless” dogmas and break cultural prohibitions. Liberalism, personal liberty is a ideology that frees the pack-level instincts, which is followed by decadence of morals. Since that time, every intellectual considered it to be his duty to declare his atheism and independence of his animalistic instincts from the needs of society, the so called “personal liberty”. The church was separated from the state and became an object of constant attacks from the “enlightened” individuals.

An increase of female domination in these societies. It was a logical consequence of the increasing imbalance in European societies. There was, and is, nothing left to impede it. The female domination manifested itself in the suffragist movement, feminist movement, and, eventually, in the full scale gender war. The pack sexual market was revived and filled the streets of European cities with multicolored fashionable women’s clothes, thus establishing the culture of sexual provocation (described in later chapters in details). Pushing sex as a product, and increasing its perceived value using the newest business technologies, fashion, style and mass media, women gained control over state politics. This started a new era, an era of modern matriarchy. The era of gradual degradation of gender and hierarchical structures of a society, which no longer can effectively resist the animalistic instincts. The rise and fall of the Roman Empire, take two.

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Religion as a firmware update, distinctive feature of the human species and natural selection parameter. Three types of religions.

A small number of very important definitions:

Religion is a set of beliefs, rules and rituals, created to counter balance the human animalistic instincts (passions). Its purpose is to adapt the human behavior and character for the biologically unnatural structure of a large commune, high level of safety and satiety. A religion uses god, or gods as a super dominant to affect human motivation via the hierarchical instinct. One of the main religion’s functions (the most greatest function, in fact) is impeding the excessive domination of women in the unnatural conditions a society lives in. A cultural tradition is closely tied to religion. Cultural tradition is reinforced and doubled by a set of laws. Usually, law and tradition take the legislative and executive functions, while religion works on an individual level on a daily basis.

Religion gives people a set of rules and behavioral algorithms, which are necessary to function effectively on a societal and individual levels.

In Homo Sapiens, since the appearance of material culture and medium-sized tribes, the natural selection uses a different set of fitness criteria. A separate fitness parameter is the ability to compensate for the harmful (in the new environment) instincts of the pack level, with religion and cultural tradition being the main compensation mechanisms.

Without religion that neutralizes the stone age animalistic instincts of an individual, a society can not form. Having lost religion, a society degrades and breaks down into primitive pyramidal hierarchies. Any society that seeks to survive carefully keeps its religion and tradition intact, for the two have proven their effectiveness and is a guarantee of being viable.

A society’s progress manifests itself in the growth of the size of the pyramid, or the transformation of the pyramid into a mushroom-like structure. In both cases, the average instinct drive is lowered. Regress is increase in instinct drive level, adaptation of a pyramidal societal form and breakdown of large structures into smaller ones.

A society with high average instinct drive has a pyramid structure and a religion with powerful intimidation system. The one with low instinct drive have a non-pyramidal structure and a complicated legal system. Societies with different instinct drive compositions do not mix, and can only assimilate one another through a long course of generational change, or through genocide. Sometimes, they exist as foreign pockets (diaspora, gang, mafia clan, etc). This is called cultural incompatability.

The lower the instinct drive, the higher the organizational structure and more advanced the material culture. The process of decreasing the instinct drive and creating the compensation mechanisms is civilization building, a society with low average instinct drive and neutralized animalistic instincts is civilized.

To make the picture more vivid, using technology terms, a human is a bio-robot that happened to be put in conditions drastically different from the ones the robot was designed for. The firmware in the robot’s BIOS does not correspond to the new conditions, and the robot’s behavior is not adequate. To restore the bio-robot’s functionality the robot needs to be reprogrammed. The robots are so advanced they created a system to reflash their BIOS. Religion is that reflashing system, the one adapts the bio-robots for the new conditions.

The bio-robots, the humans, can be divided in three categories:

The reprogrammed category. These are the people that have adapted their instinctive programs to specific life conditions and technologies. The harmful elements of the programs are turned off or suppressed, the useful elements are initiated and developed. Furthermore, there is another set of active, working programs, the set which was acquired through upbringing and education. The behavior of these reprogrammed people is adequate for the new conditions of existence and manufacturing technologies. A society that is composed of such people is effective, it develops and successfully competes with other societies.

The non-reprogrammed category. These are the people who do not have adequate programs for the conditions they live in. Such people, living in a civilized society, act as if they live in a primitive pack. They live according to their stone age firmware. Here are the examples of harmful parts of the programs that control their behavior: uncontrolled aggression, “steal” instinct, free sexual marketplace. The more such people in a society, the less the effectiveness. The development is slower, the society is less stable and loses to its competitors. Any balanced society has to get rid of the non-reprogrammed people by whatever means available — if reprogramming failed, society resorts to banishment, isolation and destruction.

Differently reprogrammed. The so called gentiles. They are reprogrammed for a society of different type. Their behavior is only partially adequate, and they seek to build their own society, a diaspora, within the one they live in. These foreign deposits weaken a society, and balanced society treats this category as the non-reprogrammed category — re-reprograms or gets rid of them.

This is why in most balanced societies there is a single mandatory reprogramming system — state religion. The members of other religions, as well as non-believers are systematically oppressed. Belief in a balanced society is a criteria to measure the adequacy of behavior, an identifier “us vs them”, and a mean to improve communications between the individuals, first and foremost — in the process of reproduction. The programs of gender relationship are adjusted with extra care and attention. An unbalanced society promotes tolerance, and the moment the amount of gentiles reaches a certain threshold, they destroy the aboriginal population and take over the territory. Two very recent examples are Kosovo and Chechnya. Biorobots of different genders with incompatible, conflicting working programs can’t form a stable pair, for this reason in an unbalanced society the inner pair structure breaks down.

A modern human is different from his stone age ancestor in two ways. First, this is the level of safety and satiety he lives in. Second, the instinct drive level. This way, the reprogramming system is designed taking the two parameters into account. Every time either of the two parameters change, they reprogramming system breaks down. This is the reason behind development, as well as degradation, of various societies, and periodic creation of new religions associated with it. The entire logic of human history is in this not so complicated process.

The harmful instinctive programs can be neutralized in three ways:

Adaptation. This is the way of Hinduism and Buddhism. Through various “spiritual practices” a man “finds himself”, studies the emotional states his instincts put him in. Then, he learns to ignore the emotional discomfort from the conflicts between the instinctive programs, rational motivation and daily reality. Nirvana has a high price — lower motivation toward any activity, and low society’s effectiveness. A Buddhist society is balanced, but stagnate.

A harsh system of bans and regulations, reinforced with god’s authority and fear of punishment, both before and after death. This is implemented in Islamic countries. It works, but the average instinct drive level remains high, and the society in ineffective. As the result — poverty (unless oil has been discovered). Furthermore, the creativity is stifled, because it is incompatible with heavily regulated way of thinking. Regulated thinking makes good soldiers — they are easy to manipulate emotionally, to make into fanatics. Islam is often the religion of militarized societies.

Pit the instincts against one another. This is implemented in Christianity — alongside the other two methods. Christianity adopted everything it could from other religions.

In theory, there is a fourth way — to arm the man’s mind with the full knowledge of his instincts, thus enabling him to control them. This is not implemented anywhere due to lack of such knowledge. This book is the first step in the process.

Usually, a religion is doubled by law. The law creates a direct thread, affecting the self preservation instinct. The religion creates additional psychological barriers, affecting all the instincts available.

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Biological meaning of religious terms. Short dictionary.

God — a bearer of far superior to human’s intellectuaa, informational and technical abilities. The archetype of God is being used by a religion as super high rank super dominant in position above social hierarchy.

Religion — a systemized set of expectations, rules, rituals and knowledge designed to correct animalistic instinctive behavior of people to minimize the contradictions between the instinctive behavior and interests of society. A religion is formed based on generalizing of the accumulated practical experience.

Church — an organization that performs the work to correct the animalistic instinctive behavior of people to minimize the contradictions between the instinctive behavior and interests of society both on societal and individual level. Uses religion as the main tool.

Cleric (priest) — a professional in removal of controversies between the instinctive behavior and and needs of a large society. Works with individuals.

Monk — a man that uses specific training and life style to block certain parts of hierarchical and gender instinctive program to free the mind from their control. Fulfills supportive and household function in a church structure.

Testament — a religious ban on certain types of harmful for society animalistic instinctive behavior.

Spirituality — an ability to suppress the animalistic instinctive motivation by rational motivation.

Devil — the aggregate of human animalistic instincts, that seek to control the human.

Temptation — animalistic instinctive behavioral motivation.

Sin — instinctive action, animalistic behavior, which is prohibited by a testament.

Prayer — an appeal to God as to the bearer of superior mind. A human activity, in which he or she formulates his desires, evaluates their motivation and corrects them in accordance with testaments and needs of society.

Confession — an individual session, in which a professional priest analyzes and evaluates the instinctive motivation in actions and desires of a specific man or woman, corrects them, performs psychotherapy.

Baptism — a ritual that symbolizes that the Christian church takes under its control animalistic instincts of this particular child, man or woman.

Prophet — a priest of political activists that invented and promoted a new system to neutralize animalistic instincts.

False prophet — a fraud that invented a scheme to use human animalistic instincts and promotes it in his personal interests.

Totalitarian cult — an organization created by the fraudsters to satisfy their hierarchical instinct and for their personal enrichment through manipulating animalistic instincts of the members of the cult.

Turpitude (depravity, permissiveness, freedom “do whatever I want”) — behavior motivated by unimpeded animalistic instincts that control a human through emotions and desires.

Christian freedom (enlightenment) — freedom from instinctive motivation of behavior. As well as freedom from external manipulative effects at the instinctive programs of an individual, rational behavior, behavior with understanding of harm free reign of instincts would cause to a modern society. Practicality, high efficiency and high standard of living of Europeans is the consequence.

Self-sacrifice, love of neighbor — manifestations of the young altruistic instincts.

Celibacy — special anti-matriarchal measure, taking the clergy out of women’s area of control and out of control of reproductive instinct.

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Abridged content of the Bible in ethological interpretation.

The Bible was written thousands of years ago. It was written to convince the ignorant people of the time not to make the mistakes Romans have made. It was not meant to be read by modern nuclear physicist and factually checked in the context of relativity theory. Its function is completely different — to give people an algorithm of behavior that minimizes the harmful influence of their animalistic instincts both on lives of individuals and society as a whole. The Bible consists of stories that were understandable and carried a specific message along with useful information to the contemporaries.

The Old Testament.
The creation of the world. When God created man, he already had experience in animal creation. The man, however, was created in God’s image. I.e., unlike animals, the human has, besides animalistic instinctive motivation, a rational one. That rational motivation is strong enough to compete with instinctive one. In other words, a human has freedom of choice. And, a man is closer to god, i.e. his degree of rationality of behavior is higher, than that of a more emotional, high-instinct-drive, woman.

The original sin. The man Adam did not think and made a decision imposed onto him. Imposed by the woman that was driven by the devil (instincts). As the results, very bad things happened with him and his descendants.

Sodom and Gomorrah. There were two cities, in which the people lived according to their animalistic instincts, rather than rational cultural and religious rules. As the result, the cities perished. Similar story with the flood, and many other episodes.

Tower of Babel. Shows the inability of people, that were torn by various instincts and were incompatible with each other to cooperate and organize for complicated endeavors.

Devil (the beast). It has some power over people, and it has animal features. Intuitively, the authors understood the connection between the devil and the animal world, and the animalistic nature of instincts is reflected in the Devil’s image — horns, tail, hoofs. Devil tempts people to follow animalistic instincts. If the temptation is succumbed to, at first, the person will feel pleasure, but then, he or she will get in a lot of trouble, so it is better not to listen to him. Devil (instinctive motivation) is the opposite of God (rational motivation).

The New Testament.

To help the people resist the animalistic instincts, God sends special people (prophets, messiahs) to teach the people how exactly it is done. Jesus is a messiah and son of God. He said that one should not indulge in animalistic instincts, but to suppress them and to take care of other people. He preached to put the love toward neighbor, the altruistic human instinct, in opposition to selfish animalistic instincts. Once this is achieved, the Kingdom of God will be instated in the world — the society so rational and mindful the animalistic instincts will no longer go against the interests of that society. And since he is son of God, he should be obeyed, or else bad things will come. The meaning of the Jesus’s sacrifice is setting of a precedent, demonstration of the ultimate altruism of the leader. In the animal world, altruism is the feature of the low rank individuals, demonstration of altruism was demonstration of weakness. To show altruism in pre-Christian world was to show weakness. Jesus’s sacrifice is positioning of altruism as behavior inherent to high rank individuals. Son of God is the highest position in the hierarchy. And if the leader of the highest rank shows altruism, that means any members of the society can show it — he will not be considered a low-rank. Altruism is not something to be ashamed of, on the contrary, altruism is very cool. Jesus showed altruism, and was taken to Heaven for that, became equal to God, increased his position in the hierarchy. Now everyone who exhibits altruism will make it into heaven. That destroyed the psychological barrier, which prevented people from behaving altruistically.

A very important episode of the New Testament is “Cleansing of the Temple”. Excessive focus on commercial activity inflames the animalistic instincts of the priests themselves and lowers the church’s authority. As the result, its effectiveness as a champion that struggles with the people’s animalistic instincts drops. Church degrades into a cumbersome expensive structure that performs meaningless rituals and a fraudulent commercial system. This disease destroyed majority of the ancient religions and societies that they supported. Same disease plagues many modern religions. Sure, the clergy needs something to live on, and building temples costs money, but one should follow the principle of reasonable sufficiency.

We have already covered the anti-matriarchal message of the Bible, lets not repeat outselves.

The “don’t steal” and “don’t covet” commandments have a huge importance. In a societal hierarchy, one can advance in two ways. First is to lower the status of another, second is to raise his or her own status through personal accomplishment. The commandments put a psychological barrier on the former, they ban killing another, envying, stealing, condemning — every and any way to lower the status of another. One can only raise his or her status via personal, real, accomplishments. This is what raised the effectiveness of every person that follows the commandments, and, consequentially, the christian-based societies above that of others. This is why christian-based based societies conquered the world. Being christian is simply advantageous.

Religion could logically explain why promiscuity or gluttony is bad, despite it being so pleasurable. Or why it is bad to put a woman above a man. The early christian priests did not have the theoretical knowledge, what they did have is the experience of generations, and the fresh memory of Rome. Everyone knew Rome’s power, and Romans’ debauchery, gluttony, entertainment killings, etc. And everyone knew of Rome’s fall, and that nothing could save it. The experience was transferred as a set of obvious at the time rules and bans, supported by God’s authority. That was enough for the time being. But a thousand years later, Rome’s fate faded from memory. Biblical stories were no longer convincing. Many stopped believing in God, and started to see religion as a set of of meaningless rules, bans and rituals. On the other hand, we got a little bit smarter, scientists — ethologists — explained us what instincts are and how they work, and we have an opportunity to base the rules on a rational explanation. If only we had the time…

Does God exist? That question is asked by many, my answer is to let everyone decide for oneself. For practical purpose, it does not really matter — if God exists, we follow the commandments, if God does not exist, we adopt the scientific approach, study the instincts and understand from rational viewpoint how foolish it is to follow the instincts, and start acting as if we follow the commandments. We do not kill, do not steal, do not gorge, do not trade in the sexual marketplace. Both paths lead to the same end. This is logical, for religion, having accumulated the experience of generations, created rules that follow directly from human biological structure. If God is a higher being and created us in his image, he followed the same reason and sense we do. The difference between scientific and theological approaches is mostly in terminology — “animalistic instincts” is “sin” in religion, for example. Likewise, it does not matter who Jesus is, and how many messiahs and prophets were there. Someone invented a new way to counter the instincts, and that way works, as proven by the history of christian civilization. What is important is which path will the civilization take next, whether it will progress further or degrade in a matriarchy.

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Altruism

Altruism (latin “Alter” — other) is a selfless direction of human behavior and activity, which puts the interests of other human, or the whole society, above the personal interests. Usually used to denote the ability to sacrifice one’s profit for greater good. The term was introduced as opposite of egoism by french philosopher and founder of sociology Auguste Comte. In biology, there are the following types of altruism:

1. Ancient altruistic instincts of the pack level category.

Altruism of a female towards a child. A human child is helpless for a very log time, altruism of the mother or grandmother is necessary for the child’s survival. Sometimes, human females are somewhat altruistic toward others’ children, and, sometimes, to the animals of another species when the mother’s instinct is not satisfied. It is a well known tendency of women without children and grandchildren to take care of cats or someone else’s children.

Altruism of a male towards a child. Same reasons apply here, the difference is that the male takes care of children at a later stage, as well as fulfills the role of provider and defender, while a female provides direct immediate care for the child and creates initial informational background.

Altruism of a male towards a female. This one is based on a number of instinctive programs — the ancient reproductive core protection instinct, the leader’s responsibility instinct, a mid-rank demonstration of success instinct, self-sacrifice of a low-rank.

Altruism of a male toward his society. The pack protection instinct in its pure form, known today as “patriotism”. Inherent more to low-ranks, which fulfilled the buffer role in a pack, but is not alien to leaders. A leader, too, can sacrifice himself for the good of society, which is known today as philanthropy.

2. Young altruistic instincts of the human society level.

Altruism of a man toward a friendly man — friend, comrade, companion. This type of altruism is imperative since invention of the stone axe to increase efficiency at war and at hunt.

Altruism of a human toward another human (from the same society). The pack protection instinct, which evolved and is now being applied to individuals.

Altruism of a human toward another human (alien). The species preservation instinct, which evolved, and manifests itself in hospitality tradition. An alien, if he does not show aggression, should be fed, healed and supported. This instinct is taken advantage of by professional beggars.

The latter two types are not as developed as others, and are easily suppressed by any selfish instinctive programs. The innovatory idea of Jesus from Nazareth was to develop these two instincts and use them to neutralize the animalistic instincts that lower a society’s efficiency. He called it “love thy neighbor”, and neighbors included enemies as well (“love thy enemy”).

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Leader and society.

Power changes people. People who get to the top of the smallest of hierarchies become different. They relate to their circle differently, forget the old friends, uncover new personality traits, traits others haven’t seen before. We say that power corrupts, but this is not entirely accurate.

The hierarchical instinct brings the man’s psych in sync with his position in the hierarchy. We mentioned this before. The functions to control a group is encoded in every individual’s genes, but they are used to a different degree, and sometimes, not at all. If an individual is at the low position in the hierarchy, the ruling function lies dormant. But as soon as his position in the hierarchy changes, his personal qualities change to match the new position. Such metamorphosis is most spectacular in the [Russian] army, in the parts in which officers do nothing to prevent hazing. When the older generation of conscripts, which has been oppressing, terrorizing and disparaging the younger one, is discharged, the next generation takes their place and immediately converts from low-rank servants to cruel mid-rank dominating slave owners, oppressing the new younger generation. In under a week, the sense of self and the behavior of people changes completely. One set of programs is turned off, the other is turned on.

And when an individual get to the highest level of a hierarchy, takes a place at the top and becomes a bearer of power (king, CEO, land owner), rather than a conduit (minister, manager), another metamorphosis takes place. His leader’s instinct kicks in. He becomes another person. He feels his pyramid, the people that make it, their life, schemes, relationships, thoughts, actions, the financial and resource flow in the hierarchy as an extension of his organism. He feels the responsibility for that new part of himself. And, of course, the new leader gets a new ability to manipulate and control people, and a new confidence to make decisions. From outside, it may look like super intuition, wisdom and sagacity of the ruler.

Most cultures have a supreme ruler, be it tsar, king, president or premier. At the early stages of the civilization development, in small or medium sized pyramidal hierarchies the leader’s instinct brought more good than harm, and it was advantageous to have, instead of a temporary vicar, a king, an absolute ruler, an owner who feels personally responsible for the country his children will inherit. In a large society, however, the supreme ruler gathers a lot of power and becomes nearly invulnerable, which makes it hard or impossible to replace him if he abuses his power. Besides, a single ruler can’t control a large society, and, as the result, his leader’s instinct is not on, he acts as mid-rank, and sometimes as low-rank. Without feeling of responsibility, he becomes an invulnerable tyrant, satrap and/or despot, which is catastrophic for the society. The examples are all over history, from Caligula to Putin. This is the reason for separation of powers in modern countries, and the supreme leader only gets entrusted with the executive power — for a period of time. He is not entrusted with money — budgeting is the parliament’s job.

If the leader’s instinct kicks in when the individual is still at the power conduit level, he is said to have a “managerial talent”.

Once a leader, a man can not turn off the instinct and go down the hierarchy, he will always be different. He will only be himself among similar leaders, tsars of small and large hierarchies. Inside another’s hierarchy, he will not be in his place. Either his own pyramid, no matter how small, or solitude.

Pyramidal hierarchy of males is held together by submission system. This system is based on fear (danger from others), respect (acceptance of higher or equal position of another male in the hierarchy) and/or conflicts (aggression). A female hierarchy is held together by mutual manipulation. A leader is always a good manipulator. Women dig the man’s ability to manipulate others as the female instinct perceives is as a high-rank’s trait. Women love such men, and lack an immunity against manipulations of these men. Women fall easily for their own tricks — it is imperative for the pack’s and tribe’s viability that the leader is able to control the reproductive core as well as men. In contrast, the leader himsself is immune to manipulations — his decisions must be adequate, the leader thinks and acts in his own interests and interests of his hierarchy. Women think and act in their own interests and interests of their children. Mid-rank and low-rank men think in whatever schemes were imposed upon them. Which corresponds to everyone’s position in a hierarchy.

In an unbalanced, demoralized society, a man with active leader’s instinct can become a mini tyrant in his house, and even live at the woman’s expense, parasitizing on her love.

The leader’s instinct is tightly coupled with territorial instinct. A male without his own territory, without a hunting ground he controls can not be a fully-fledged male. If man has his own business, a separate house of piece of land, that brings out responsibility, and makes it easier for the leader’s instinct to awaken. In countries where men a not allowed to own property, or his property can be taken away at any moment, the leader’s instinct does not switch on. In Russia, men had no property rights for centuries, and, as the result, most men a weak, lack initiative and responsibility. The leader’s instinct is blocked by the low rank in the hierarchy. Instead, the mid-rank and low-rank programs are in control, men do not value their lives, do not care for their health, drink, and don’t even live long enough to retire.

If the leader’s instinct turns on too early, in childhood, this child is called “difficult”. Any adults’ attempts to impose limitations on his independence will cause a conflict. He is the leader, and nobody tells him what to do. In school he will gather a pack of low-rank high-instinct-drive children and become a little tsar, drinking parents’ and teachers’ blood. For this reason, in a balanced society children are not pampered, but kept at the very bottom of the hierarchy. Once children completed their education and upbringing, they are transferred to the adult hierarchy in mid-rank position via a ritual — it is detrimental for a society if most members remain passive and irresponsible low ranks. There are all kinds of rituals and rites that make a boy into a man. In fact, any increase in rank is often made into a celebration, is accompanied with a ritual. Ritual raises the self confidence of the young man and turns on the instincts of the mid-rank, with greater responsibility and initiative. And, if the high-rank instinct switches on, now that the man was educated and trained, it will further benefit the society.

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Cultural correction of inter-gender relationship

Throughout history, various ethnicities lived in various conditions, and each ethnicity followed its own path. The path taken depended on factors such as genetic composition, environment conditions and neighboring ethnicities. But the main factor that determined the development vector was the cultural and religious mechanism to compensate for the animalistic instincts. The ethnicities with a primitive compensation system peaked quickly, and then disappeared. Others, with a more advanced system, formed powerful states, and then disappeared, too, when the society grew out of the cultural and religious mechanism like a child grows out of his clothes. The third type reached a certain level and then stagnated without change. The fourth type did not develop at all and still live tribal life style on territories stronger societies did not want, a museum of evolutionary dead ends which exhibits structures as exotic as real matriarchies. The result of thousands of years of natural selection, the evolutionary struggle not between individuals, but between the compensation mechanisms, is the plethora of cultures that exist on the planet today. Attempts to destroy sexual marketplace and to prevent female domination notwithstanding, and noo matter how different, every culture, every society first and foremost serves the women and women’s child bearing function. The women are always placed in the safest and warmest place. The countless cults of motherhood, traditions, religious taboos, laws, government’s medical and social programs, upbringing children to respect and protect women — all serves women, their safety and well-being first. Children come second. I.e. in every society, in every country, no matter what the holy books have to say about the male superiority, no matter what the constitution — the supreme law of the land — has to say about equality, a woman is de-facto the most privileged unit of that society. And even though a man does not owe her much as a citizens, he invariably owes her a lot more than she owes him as a man (to take care), as a reservist (to protect), as a husband and a father of children (to provide). This is embedded in laws, consolidated by legal precedents, and fixed by cultural tradition. Contradictions with equality as written in the country’s constitution do not bother anyone. But, in order to avoid the disastrous matriarchy, balanced societies invariably gives men some advantages to counterbalance women’s privileges, some additional rights. Here are some of them:

1. Physical impact.

While a natural biological advantage of a woman over a man is her ability to manipulate him via various emotional tricks and her sexual attractiveness, the man’s advantage is physical strength. In most balanced cultures moderate application of force by man to a woman is encouraged. In a traditional patriarchal Russian family it was customary to “teach” the wife, there even was a dedicated lash in the household, called “goose” (female fool). Still, female domination was difficult to oppose, and women didn’t mind to, having subdued the husband, apply the physical force themselves. That had to be countered on a level outside of a family, and the responsbility was, as usual, put on the church. In twelfth century Russia, if a wife was beating her husband, it was the husband that was punished — according to the church law of the time, he had to pay some 600 grams of silver (something around ,000 — silver was worth a lot more before the discovery of the New World, direct conversion to today’s price is difficult).

Beating, it was thought, strengthens the family. Today, we can explain why — the female instinct makes to woman to constantly provoke her husband, to measure his rank, psychological fitness and to attempt domination inversion. If the man gives up his position, the instinct identifies him as a low-rank, non-viable, genetically inadequate male, turns the love off and makes the woman to search for another male-progenitor. If the man resists, responding with physical aggression to an emotional one, the female instinct identifies him as strong, genetically adequate, whose genes have to be propagated. This explains the widely spread “paradoxical” situation, when a husband beats his wife, yet she loves him.

2. Relationship regulations.

The cultural tradition determined the entire path a relationship should take, the entire ritual of new pair bonding, including the choosing, matchmaking, engagement, courting and wedding. After a pair has formed, their relationship was still regulated, although less tightly. The woman’s role in the family unit was being a top manager of the household. Man had to fulfill the functions on the outside of the family and to do the strategic planning.

The “Good wife instructions” from the “Housekeeping Monthly” have been making rounds all over the net for years. Here is an older version, from “The Proverbs”, chapter 31: http://www.bartleby.com/108/20/31.html#S19

Religiousness was a very valuable quality of a woman in any balanced culture. It allowed the woman to resist her animalistic instinctive desires. Instead of provoking her husband and looking for violent blockhead-progenitor on the side, a god fearing woman is a partner and comrade of her husband in the struggle for well-being of the family and in raising children.

Texts similar to the ones we mentioned, which assign a man external functions of provider and protector, and assign a woman the internal functions of reproduction and support, are found in practically every culture. This is a technical documentation of inner workings of a society that evolved and survived over thousand of years, a technology of maximum effectiveness, given the biological realities of a human pair (see image 6). An employee handbook about the relationship between a man and a woman as partners in their family enterprise.

3. Educational system.

Gender segregation of children, their preparation for the gender functions they will be assigned after reaching adulthood, also was a natural counter balance of a matriarchy. Girls were prepared for the internal functions. And the best place to learn such functions is the house, where, with adult women as example, the girls received the necessary skills to keep the household running, and just as necessary skills to manipulate men. Boys were taught their external function outside the house. In a peasant family, the father took his sons in the field, a merchant took them to his office. Or, the son received education in a specially designed institution (school, gymnasium, university). Gender spheres of competence were defined by the preparation. Maximum effectiveness was achieved when boys were educated out of women’s influence completely and with all teachers being men. We already mentioned Sparta as an example of success, another example is Great Britain, an island state which successfully competed with land countries that had a lot more resources. In both countries, the boys were raised to become active and responsible leaders of their family hierarchies. Graduation was a ritual that switched the mid-rank instincts on. The marriage ritual positioned a man as a leader of his family hierarchy and was meant to turn on the leader’s instinct.

4. Owning and managing property.

Most cultures (not all) only allowed men to inherit property. That made gave men opportunities to make decisions and to control the situation in his sphere of competence, to be a responsible leader, which controls his lair, hierarchy and territory, rather than an unaccountable servant to the woman and her children. it was still man’s responsibility to adequately support the woman — women uber alles. Furthermore, there was a sort of female insurance fund which was paid for either by the father or by the husband (dowry), and in case of divorce, the woman was legally entitled to a portion of it. In cultures, where the man gets all the property after divorce with the exception of jewelry and personal women’s things, the husband was required to gift his wife golden jewelry (or to pay for them). A woman was never left in grievance. Until the advent and spread of rentier capitalism, women did not claim to have any more property rights, for any sort of property required hard work to keep and maintain. It was a lot more advantageous for a woman to position herself as very valuable property of a man, a property which man should pamper, nurture and protect.

Finally, it is against biological nature of a leader to leave his pack, his lair and territory. It strengthened life long marriages when it is man who owns and manages property.

5. Political and social activity also traditionally lied in the men’s sphere of competence. However, women could still affect the societal structure through their husbands. And, the rule had exceptions — there are plenty of empresses, queens, businesswomen, etc in recorded history. During medieval, every aristocrat’s wife was a boss of an agro-business. Just like property management, this was not a male privilege, but a male function to represent interests of the family of clan, a responsibility.

6. The higher class of a society, by definition, was richer, enjoyed greater safety and satiety levels. Since there was more at stake, the women’s desire to dominate was stronger, and the upper class had to invent additional marriage traditions to counter female domination. For example, the tradition for men to marry after thirty — a man has to be mature, successful, more confident and older to avoid ending up under the heel. Honeymoon tradition, which took the newlyweds to a place the wife had no friends and acquaintances, more or less guaranteed that the first child, which will inherit the property, will be conceived from the husband, rather than from a lover. Then, there is virginity cult — a young girl, which had no men had no chance to become an angry bitch from relationship failures and which had no experience dominating a man, always had a high value. Virginity also guarantees that the girl is not pregnant from another man.

7. Special attention was paid to the free sexual marketplace, as the most dangerous for a society manifestation of primitive pack firmware. Every balanced soceity combated the sexual provocation. Even in the most primitive of societies, both genders at least cover their genital areas. Some went as far as covering the entire bodies, and even women’s faces. There was always a plethora of religious and traditional taboos, feminine modesty was encouraged, harlotry was condemned. Marriage was a life long endeavor. Adultery, too, was condemned. The purpose was to make the women’s firmware to work not in the mode designed for dealing with a high number of low-rank males, but in the mode for dealing with the leader. There was a clear leader for the program — her husband, the head of household, of small hierarchy. If a woman were to provoke all the men she encounters, that would lead to conflicts, deaths, irrational use of resources, and, finally, to the society not being competitive. Put simply, men would, instead of doing something useful, spend all their time and resources earning sex and fighting with each other.

All described above was put in place and controlled by religion — the major mechanism to suppress and compensate for the animalistic instincts — and served to limit and impede the spread of female domination across the entire society, thus preventing it from degrading and dying. It prevented women, which were placed in the most advantageous spot near the household’s fireplace, from taking over and turning a society into a matriarchy. Naturally, women didn’t even imagine to argue against such an organization, they did not yearn to go to war and fight, nor to swing a pickaxe in a mine, nor to hunt a man-eating tiger, not to navigate a heavy sea in a fragile craft. The hardest and most difficult functions — to provide and to protect — were delegated to men. Men were positioned as active and responsible leaders of family hierarchies, which made them, and society at large, maximally effective.

So. Our biological species has formed when people lived in small communities — a family, a small tribe. Our ingrained instincts are programs, behavioral stereotypes for survival in such small groups surrounded by wild, dangerous nature. Extremely fast (on biological time scale) growth, expansion and strengthening of human communities, which was a consequence of advances in material culture and technologies, put the human in conditions they are not fit for — safety and satiety of a large society. Humans did not have the time to adapt to the new conditions via evolutionary means, via selection of useful qualities and behavioral elements and fixing them in the ingrained instincts. Humans adapted by inventing cultural tradition, that was doubled by religion. Destruction of the cultural tradition and religion leads to ancient instincts conflicting with needs of society. As the result, the society loses stability and dies, the remnants are consumed by the neighbors.

In inter-gender relationships, the compensation of animalistic instincts is limiting the the female domination and formation of pack-style sexual marketplace.

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