Why Are Males Aggressive?

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    Feb 07, 2014 2:43 AM GMT
    Males’ aggression toward each other is an old story throughout the animal kingdom. It’s not that females aren’t aggressive, but in many species, male-on-male battles are more common.

    Take fruit flies. “The males are more aggressive than females,” said David J. Anderson, a California Institute of Technology neuroscientist who knows their tussles well. Dr. Anderson runs a kind of fight club for fruit flies in his lab at Caltech, with the goal of understanding the deep evolutionary roots of very fundamental behaviors.

    Dr. Anderson, Kenta Asahina and a group of their colleagues recently identified one gene and a tiny group of neurons, sometimes as few as three, present only in the brains of male fruit flies, that can control aggression.

    The gene is also found in mammals, and has also been associated with aggression in some mammalian species, perhaps even in humans, although that is not clear.

    The discovery, reported in the journal Cell last month, does not tell the whole story of fly aggression. Some fighting is inextricably linked to food and mating, while the mechanism the scientists found is not. But it is a striking indication of how brain structure and chemistry work together, as well as a reminder that as different as humans and flies are, they are not always very far apart.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/science/to-study-aggression-a-fight-club-for-flies.html?ref=science
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    Feb 07, 2014 3:13 AM GMT
    Survival of the fittest.icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 07, 2014 3:14 AM GMT
    woodsmen said...as different as humans and flies are, they are not always very far apart.

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    Feb 07, 2014 3:31 AM GMT
    I m not complaining. An aggressive male, who can take charge is HOTT!
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    Feb 07, 2014 3:46 AM GMT
    Testosterone, it's a powerful hormone.
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    Feb 07, 2014 3:59 AM GMT
    i2ci2i saidBecause all men think they're God


    If women label themselves as "goddesses" then men are naturally "gods" lol. And I like to worship gods.
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    Feb 07, 2014 4:12 AM GMT
    blkapollo saidTestosterone, it's a powerful hormone.
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    Feb 07, 2014 4:19 AM GMT
    Because its important to prove and show who is in charge
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    Feb 07, 2014 4:20 AM GMT
    Because males have fought other males for supremacy for thousands of years. It is the nature of the 'male' anatomy.
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    Feb 07, 2014 4:21 AM GMT
    I have heard of the saying "fight or fuck".
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    Feb 07, 2014 4:22 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidThen why is it that some want to submit to the in charge person? Is it part of passive aggression?

    Because some men are subs by nature
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    Feb 07, 2014 4:26 AM GMT
    not only male human. but male snakes are also aggressive. They fight a long time and winner gets to fuck the female. Lol my gay mind sees it, as first a bottom male and a top male snake mate with each other for hours and then top fucks the female to get the race going. watch it urself...

    http://in.screen.yahoo.com/rare-video-captures-python-fight-054208780.html
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    Feb 07, 2014 4:31 AM GMT
    This is a clear fight for domination
    - youre my bitch
    - no, youre my bitch

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    Feb 07, 2014 4:35 AM GMT
    I don't think men are any more aggressive then women. I think each person is the sum of their life. Humans are animals and any animal becomes aggressive when it is back into a corner or has be taught to be aggressive.
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    Feb 07, 2014 5:53 AM GMT
    Men aren't more aggressive per say. What testosterone really amps up is competitiveness. Aggression can be an expression of this, but it is only one expression.

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    Feb 07, 2014 6:58 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidI have heard of the saying "fight or fuck".


    A good fuck is a fight, especially if a BIG DICK is envolved! icon_twisted.gif
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    Feb 07, 2014 7:26 AM GMT
    David3000 saidThis is a clear fight for domination
    - youre my bitch
    - no, youre my bitch

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    This is so hot. Did they fight agter this...
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    Feb 07, 2014 10:25 AM GMT
    Because we're trained to be the best that we can be in everything in life when we're just little men growing up. Job, work, dating, getting married....etc. Some men can be very territorial and competitive/type A personality. And that's fine. Plus the testosterone, ego, jealousy factors all add up into one's ego. (This thread reminds me of 2 Siamese fighting fishes_) #malesareagrressivefishes
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    Feb 07, 2014 10:36 AM GMT
    blkapollo saidTestosterone, it's a powerful hormone.
    So is estrogen though.

    I'm in the mind that the differences between the sexes are largely superficial. The whole male dominance thing is mainly just for show and has little to no basis in reality. Even on a large scale, like war.

    I mean it really is pointless. Especially when you can meet male opposition with apathy and indifference. Suddenly the power swings in your favor. icon_rolleyes.gif Sex is a different topic entirely, but even sex roles are largely imagined.
    Funny how that works.

    It is presumptious to assume that a prerequisite for survival is lordship over others -- which is, arguably, the essence of what power is.
    There's a reason lone wolves often fare better than their hitherto affiliated counterparts. In truth, there is weakness in numbers.

    Later on today I may make a thread pertaining to an idea of mine I've deemed, "The imagined human narrative".
    Some of you may be cynical enough to agree with my reasoning, others not so much. But I do firmly believe that our imaginations shape most of our experience, and nothing more.
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    Feb 07, 2014 11:11 AM GMT
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    blkapollo saidTestosterone, it's a powerful hormone.
    So is estrogen though.

    I'm in the mind that the differences between the sexes are largely superficial. The whole male dominance thing is mainly just for show and has little to no basis in reality. Even on a large scale, like war.

    I mean it really is pointless. Especially when you can meet male opposition with apathy and indifference. Suddenly the power swings in your favor. icon_rolleyes.gif Sex is a different topic entirely, but even sex roles are largely imagined.
    Funny how that works.

    It is presumptious to assume that a prerequisite for survival is lordship over others -- which is, arguably, the essence of what power is.
    There's a reason lone wolves often fare better than their hitherto affiliated counterparts. In truth, there is weakness in numbers.

    Later on today I may make a thread pertaining to an idea of mine I've deemed, "The imagined human narrative".
    Some of you may be cynical enough to agree with my reasoning, others not so much. But I do firmly believe that our imaginations shape most of our experience, and nothing more.


    You are aware that behind the history of the so-called missionary position, that it was "taught" by Catholic priests and nuns out of a realization that most people didn't know what they were doing when it came to sex and couldn't even conceive of sex as penetration. And unlike the propaganda of today, it was generally agreed throughout history that women had large sex drives, as many don't need to have large amounts of various sex hormones to have a sex drive, but that drive does not necessarily translate into conceiving of penetrative sex, as it is with men (which is even illustrated more obviously with so called gay bottoms).
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    Feb 07, 2014 11:16 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidTestosterone is the main culprit. Want to strip a virile strapping lad of his maleness? Suppress his testosterone levels and you will see a whole new (more docile and meaker) version of the man you once knew.



    I don't think that is necessarily the case, but it is true in a certain way. I think we can associate testosterone with impulsiveness, but the issue really is how is that impulsiveness manifested in a person is dependent on that given person. Ask yourself this, how do you think testosterone affects a meathead as opposed to a philosopher?
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    Feb 07, 2014 11:59 AM GMT
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    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidTestosterone is the main culprit. Want to strip a virile strapping lad of his maleness? Suppress his testosterone levels and you will see a whole new (more docile and meaker) version of the man you once knew.



    I don't think that is necessarily the case, but it is true in a certain way. I think we can associate testosterone with impulsiveness, but the issue really is how is that impulsiveness manifested in a person is dependent on that given person. Ask yourself this, how do you think testosterone affects a meathead as opposed to a philosopher?
    Good point. Contrary to popular opinion, it is my belief that this male impulsiveness comes from a highly emotional place. I actually believe that males are much, much more emotional than females in almost every way. Much more prone to emotional outbursts, mood swings, etc.

    The philosopher is a "thinker" more than a "feeler".
    The testosterone may influence his thought patterns, rather than his willingness to act before thinking. Who knows?
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    Feb 07, 2014 1:10 PM GMT
    As life forms progressed through evolution, what-ever male of a species accidentally had the most aggression would be the one to mate and reproduce his aggressive genes. That's about all there is to it.
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    Feb 07, 2014 1:24 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidTestosterone is the main culprit. Want to strip a virile strapping lad of his maleness? Suppress his testosterone levels and you will see a whole new (more docile and meaker) version of the man you once knew.



    Virile strapping lad: sounds hot to me! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 07, 2014 4:23 PM GMT
    David3000 said
    woodsmen saidThen why is it that some want to submit to the in charge person? Is it part of passive aggression?

    Because some men are subs by nature

    No comment!

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