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Old 09-27-2017, 03:15 PM   #39
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Default Re: Our dwarves are different

Originally Posted by jason taylor View Post
For Dwarves, if Dwarves have an intense ancestral veneration that includes desire to be venerated by posterity. As well as an intense parental protectiveness that both includes and is separate from this desire this can add to that. As well, their family feeling can be clannish and not just individual, so that a maiden aunt or bachelor uncle can hope to be remembered by posterity. That can encourage them to sacrifice in a way they wouldn't otherwise.
In fact, you kind of have to have that to have anything approaching eusociality. Worker bees are all sacrificing their entire lives in that way.
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