Paul Zak's experiments have "Proved" that Oxytocin is the morality molecule...Cool, Let's celebrate as 99% problems are solved...Occupy Wall Streets protesters should demand for regular doses of Oxytocin to 1% rich people so they become generous and share their wealth with rest....Let's distribute oxytocin sprays/injections in areas where Al-Qaida and Taliban are active so they stop killing and instead help to make the world a better place to live; No suicide attacks and all are happy (Sorry Pakistan, for losing strategic depth and sorry Saudi Arabia for losing external arms :(....Most importantly, the jails should be closed as now it is possible to make criminals useful citizen by giving them doses of Oxytocin at hospitals. What about Paul's 5% bastards? (who do not respond to Oxytocin) Well, may be a simple solution be to give them some sort of identification so people could easily identify them and become careful dealing with them (It is a biological prejudice)...Wow, there will be great cuts in defense budgets, downsizing in police departments and more money for health, education and job creation... I think, I am running of imaginations so let me find someone and hug, to increase my oxytocin level to suggest more expected changes ;)
This claim is like, someone claims that Testosterone is love molecule because when testosterone levels are high, individuals feel passionate about their partners or individuals highly tend to fall in love when testosterone levels are high... As male's body produces ten times more testosterone so they are ten times higher at risk of falling in love than than female...This is just absurd....
Click the link below to watch Paul Zak's talk,
Paul Zak: Trust, morality -- and oxytocin | Video on TED.com
Let's beat the drum!...!...!...!
Yeah, Let's beat the drum...In month of Ramadan, some people beat the drums going street to street to wake up the people in predawn time...I was always fascinated by their jobs; they wake up people from sleep in a time when they are in deep sleep... Socrates were thinking that most of us are in deep sleep like that of predawn time, so he was going from street to street in ancient Athens and cross-questioning people to show them that their lives are un-examined...When we do not analyse our beliefs and world views then it is like living in sleeping mode...The stronger the certainty in unexamined worldviews, the deeper is the sleep.......
As there is no Socrates to stop us on the streets to cross-question our worldviews, keeping diary is way to open yourself for your examination (it is famously known as self-accountability).....so here I have started beating the drums...let's see how much I am going to be committed to my diary :)