[LMB] When World-Views Collide, books

Mark Allums mark at allums.email
Fri Jan 7 18:21:24 GMT 2022

On 1/7/2022 6:37 AM, Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold wrote:
> On 07/01/2022 11:57, Raymond Collins wrote:
>> I've been thinking,  that the earliest form of communication between
>> organisms of a single species has been pheromones.  And that, despite the
>> fact we have evolved our ability to communicate verbally with each other.
>> It's pheromones that affect or metabolism and eventually our behavior.
>> Imagine 'Romeo and Juliet' without pheromones.
>> Romeo:  "Hi I'm Romeo, "
>> Juliet: "Juliet, "
>> Romeo: "Our parents are douchbags,"
>> Juliet:  "You got that right!"
>> Romeo:  "well catch you later, Mercutio's taking me out to a boar fight!"
>> Juliet:  "sure, whatever, "
>> And doeth end "Romeo and Juliet" without  pheromones.
> It is said that the shortest conversation in a specific dialect of 
> Slovenian is
> Q:"A b"?
> A:"B"
> Loosely translated, that is: Q:"Would [you like to]?" A:"[I] would".
> As you say, phermones make some conversations ... briefer.

That's HORMONES.  Pheromones are for insects.  Pheromones in mammals and 
especially humans are controversial.

Mark A.

More information about the Lois-Bujold mailing list