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    (Original post by Lou Reed)
    Don't be so narrow minded. You mentioned cats, dogs, horses etc. in your first post, I don't suppose they have a sperm bank too? And how long have humans had one for that matter?

    The mere presence of a social hierarchy in most species should be evidence enough that social skills are necessary for the survival of a species.

    (going to bed now, shall reply to you tomorrow)
    Seriously. social hierarchy =/= friendship. For example. Your boss is not usually your friend.

    Do you have anything useful to say or did you think that insulting me without any ground would go well?
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    (Original post by Bslforever)
    How so? What evolutionary benefit does friendship have in our modern society?
    Validation of existance and self-identity would be good reason. Why the need for those? Without them, people feel like they don't really have a reason to live. Babies without the support and affection of others, close up on themselves, eventually leading to death. I'd say friendship is an extention of that need for affection and support in order to live. Psychology of love is an interesting topic...

    "Most of us would prefer to think that we love our friends because of who they are, not because of the ways in which they support who we are. It sounds vaguely narcissistic, and yet the studies bear it out."
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