NCBI ROFL: Don't blame necrophiliacs–they're just devolving into amoebae.

By ncbi rofl | July 29, 2009 4:28 pm

A comparative biology and dynamic interpretation of necrophilia

“The authors discuss some aspects of Necrophilia based on classic Freudian instinctive theories. Parallels are seen between different levels of life development on Earth and the basic antagonistic drives (Eros and Thanatos) in an attempt to explain this rare and unusual paraphilia. The authors mention, that in unicellular organisms, e.g. Amebas and Schizomycetae, there often does not exist what could be called “the death of an individual”, when by splitting two new “individual organisms” are created and no death as such occurs… …Necrophilia could be interpreted as a regressive desire to return into a phylogenetically older stage of life development, where no individual dies, and life continues without interruption.”


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