Who am I? Some guy who sometimes reads books about jurisprudence. I won't tell you my name but I can describe myself: I'm nasty, brutish, and short. Oh and I'm incredibly cheesy.
Enough of that though. I set this blog up to answer the following: what is natural? Not a hard question but a durable one. When I see soy dogs at the store I like to think about how natural they REALLY are. I know this is pretty silly--soy dogs are seriously not natural. Yet, in order to stretch the question out--cause I don't know why--I've decided I'll try to write consistently about whether humans in a pre-social state would find soy dogs natural. Most important, I'm going to try real hard to avoid any theoretical missteps along the way.
For instance, one such misstep is when a theorist, "reasoning on the state of nature, import[s] into it ideas gathered in a state of society. Thus they constantly consider families as living together under one roof, and the individuals of each as observing among themselves a union as intimate and permanent as that which exists among us, where so many common interests unite them: whereas, in this primitive state, men had neither houses, nor huts, nor any kind of property whatever; every one lived where he could, seldom for more than a single night; the sexes united without design, as accident, opportunity or inclination brought them together, nor had they any great need of words to communicate their designs to each other; and they parted with the same indifference." This is Jackey Rousseau providing a brilliant natural proof for the one night stand in 1754.
So, to this point in my introduction, things in the state of nature:
soy dogs = no
nuclear family = no
casual sex = yes