Scott Wrote: that Political Power …. Psychological Projection …. Insecurity and Patriarchy …. Fear of the Dangers ….
Are the reasons for a Common Fear of Sexuality
The above topics may in part explain "The Common Fear of Sexuality" but I believe there is another, which perhaps includes them all, or at least from which they are all derived and that is, Conscience.
My proposition is that everything that lives, or at least lives and has a primitive intellect, has a conscience and the intellect of all creatures of which perhaps the human species has evolved to the point where it is the most advanced, has been derived from the fact that a conscience is one of the most important factor in the survival of a species of life.
My suggestion is that even the simplest life form with intellect has a conscience, but does not need to posses very great intelligence to possess one, the existence of intelligence and its development is perhaps one of the direct result of conscience.
Conscience is the ability to differentiate between what is right to achieve the best chance of species survival and what is wrong. This decision-making ability is based on reproductive natural selection, and what has evolved, and what we now think of as conscience has then perhaps evolved further to become intellect.
For the human species in its primitive state the human reproductive cycle comprises a time scale of perhaps 15 years, and for a partnership between male and female that needs to last longer than this perhaps to at least 20 years to achieve the birth of perhaps at least 5 offspring to allow for infant mortality and death in child birth etc.
Deviation away from the long term relationship between male and female of the human species to achieve species survival must be contrary to the conscience that is given to each of us in our species as the result of reproductive natural selection.
No animal without a language with which to pass on experience knows how to reproduce itself except by instinct and as part of, if not all of, instinct, is the contribution make by conscience, this naturally attracts male to female and visa versa, none of us would be here if this were not true.
The human species and perhaps many others have intellects that can successfully over ride their conscience.
Conscience comes from a primitive foundation, based the need of any life form to have inbuilt knowledge of its species survival strategy within an environment.
Intellect in the human species is heavily dependant on conscience for its "Moral code" and therefore the topics "Political Power, Psychological Projection, Insecurity and Patriarchy and Fear of the Dangers" link strongly with the human species collective and inherited conscience to enable its successful and continued existence.
It is perhaps now possible say that some of the taboos that our species once had as the result of our evolution from more primitive beginnings mean that we should override conscience using reasoned thought, however this will probably never mean that it will ever be possible for everyone to feel completely at ease with the result.
The rules for the existence of a species are defined by it conscience and then enhanced and enabled by its intellect, if needed, to achieve a maximised chance of species survival.
Any member of a species born without conscience is potentially a danger to other members of that species, as decisions made by its intellect are unrestrained.
The rules of the various gods perhaps also derive from conscience making us believe them to be right because they are "hard wired" into us as the result of our evolutionary past.