Friday, April 4, 2008
I've been reading some Greek and Roman mythology, recently... and if you examine those family trees, you discover one thing. They were all incestuous... and Zeus is one randy old fellow. Almost every other goddess in the pantheon has a little link to Zeus, and some child by him. Not to mention the countless children he had by mortal women, several of whom wanted nothing to do with him, a problem he solved very simply, by raping them. (All of which is a sort of slap in the face for Hera, his wife, the goddess of Matrimony). Anyway, one begins to think about incest. Of course it's bad from the point of view of the gene pool and all that... but why is it morally wrong? That's just society's way of making it taboo, I suppose. From the zoological point of view (of which I am very full at the moment due to a large dose of Desmond Morris) it makes sense to but strong cultural barriers on incestuous behaviour, because it endangers the 'pair-bond', a necessity for the stability of human society... but as seen from Ape and primate point of view, there really is nothing wrong with incest. Slimy thought though. Or is that just social conditioning? *grins* In other news, I met Ari again, after a long time... well, about a week. Also Confucious. Had a nice day. Bureaucracy is tiring. Poor Ballerina. She spent so much time waitig for her hall ticket. I hope she and the Aged One managed to get theirs. Ari and I randomly went to McRennet and reminisced (something we're good at) about when we were small and they had those fly-killing neon light things in McRennet... we drank ginger beer, and ate pizza with onion and fake cheese (spelt 'chesse') and laughed madly about absolutely nothing. Nice day. Hugs and bugs.