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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 months ago

What's the evolutionary purpose of bullying nerds?

Care to explain this human behaviour. Girls ignore needs and guys bully them and make fun of them

Why are our brains hardwired to act like this. What's the evolutionary purpose or this?

Nerds become successful people with careers after all.

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  • 1 month ago

    I think the process goes:

    Nerds remember their childhood.

    Nerds go to college to study science and engineering.

    Nerds build giant robots with claws powerful enough to crush human skulls, particle beam weapons, etc.

    Nerds unleash their creations in later life to kill bullies.

    Nerds use their skills to get jobs that pay good salaries.

    Then they get the women ... 

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  • 1 month ago

    First of all, bullying is a SOCIAL phenomenon. It's not explicitly governed by evolutionary principles, with the few exceptions and most implicit instances concerning the well-being and stability of the community/society.

    This is notable especially since the likes of careers doesn't impact evolution. Nothing in the principles of evolutionary biology demands that people evolve into being politicians or mail-carriers or any other type of occupation/career/vocation. So thinking that the potential career opportunities available to nerds in the last 100 years significantly impacted the evolution of humans over the past at least 10,000+ years is...it shows you as either too lazy or ignorant to do any research of your own.

    -----Second, the core element of this is a neurophysical "Us-versus-Them" mindset, wherein people intrinsically associate a society as being more-stable when it is uniform. We see this as a governing principle in many early civilizations' limited acceptance of other religious faiths."If they don't believe in the same god that we do, they are not part of our society. If they are not part of our society, they don't care for our well-being. Therefore we cannot trust them and will not care for their well-being."This drives many instances of religious and cultural oppression, as there is nothing wrong subjugating THOSE groups due to their differences...least of all before they dare try to subjugate US in similar ways.We even see Jesus himself criticize this paradigm in his "Parable of the Good Samaritan" where a person in need of assistance is left to die by both one of his towns-people and a religious leader/rabbi. The person left to die BY HIS OWN NEIGHBORS is rescued by a FOREIGN HEATHEN out of the goodness of his heart...and it's no secret who Jesus praises and who Jesus condemns.-----Dropping down the heaviness of the discussion, the "nerd" is classified as such by the rest of society...it's a mark that they are different from everyone else. This "others" the 'nerd' by declaring them as "THEM" and not as "US"...which justifies subjugating them before their group could potentially subjugate us.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Before modern technology, nerds died younger.

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    • tara1 month agoReport

      before modern technology everyone died younger. confucius lived to his early 70s, but the average life expectancy in most delevoped countries is in the 80s

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    There's no purpose, it's just sexual selection in action.....

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Bullies (and trolls, online) do it purely to boost their own fragile egos.

    They cannot match someone else intellectually, so they try to pull them down in other ways.

    There is no "evolutionary" purpose, as most bullies either grow out of it as they mature or end up in prison.

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  • 2 months ago

    Sexual selection is a mode of natural selection in which members of one biological sex choose mates of the other sex to mate with (intersexual selection), and compete with members of the same sex for access to members of the opposite sex (intrasexual selection). Male-male competition occurs when two males of the same species compete for the opportunity to mate with a female. Sexually dimorphic traits, size, sex ratio, and the social situation may all play a role in the effects male-male competition has on the reproductive success of a male and the mate choice of a female. Larger males tend to win male-male conflicts due to their sheer strength and ability to ward off other males from taking over their females.

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Wars, bullying, and migration of humans can be explained by way of survival of the fittest, but that's a very callous way to talk about the feelings of the individuals who make up those general categories of humans. Everyone wants respect and consideration, even nerds.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Usually those against them, are jealous. They want more than they have.

    Take up believing in God; then we all have Love.  

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  • Lee
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Any feeling of power or victory, will lead in a spike of testosterone, in animals the more testosterone generally the larger and stronger you can grow and therefore the more successful you can be when maintaining your mating stock  or territory. Now, here’s the thing, if you’re not the Alpha, somewhere a little less, and you challenge the alpha and lose, you’re testosterone levels will crash and the opposite is true. So for these weaker middle men, taking their victories over the weak and celebrating their ‘success’ will help them feel big. So people with the tendency to be bullies, are generally less socially aware of their animal instincts, lower down the IQ chain.. the same can be said for those now attracted to this behaviour. Our species has only partially evolved away from this requirement.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    To impress the girls.  

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