The social dynamics of human history, even more than that of biological evolution, illustrate the fundamental principle of ecological evolution - that everything depends on everything else. The nine elements that we have described in societal evolution of the three families of phenotypes - the phyla of things, organizations and people, the genetic bases in knowledge operating through energy and materials to produce phenotypes, and the three bonding relations of threat, integration and exchange - all interact on each other.
Anybody with a good sense of humor is one-up on their competition. We respond to somebody who has the ability to make us laugh. It's a bonding influence.robert orben
Contemporary feminists, who are generally poor or narrowly trained scholars, insist on viewing history as a weepy scenario of male oppression and female victimization. But it is more accurate to see men, driven by sexual anxiety away from their mothers, forming group alliances by male bonding to create complex structures of society, art, science and technology.camille paglia
This is one of the triumphs of kids' books in general: a bonding in incomprehensibility.
If I were to see the case of a boy aged ten or eleven who's intensely erotically attracted toward a man in his twenties or thirties, if the relationship is totally mutual, and the bonding is genuinely totally mutual ... then I would not call it pathological in any way.
Tolerance is man’s ornament, keeping promises is a sign of nobility, and bonding with others is a grace.
Unlike other carbons , a diamond uses all its bonding electrons to link with neighbouring atoms . These pair bonds are what give the gem unsurpassable hardness and fire .
Diamond is the hardest, natural susbstance known to man, with a top count of 10 to match the sun ’s given number. Its name is derived from the Greek word adamas, meaning “ Invincible ” or Unbrekable, its structure is ultra-complex, and its atomic composition is held together by powerful bonding.
Over the years I have had the most contact with Lee Kuan Yew, most recently in 2006, and have always found him impressive, even though we do not always see eye to eye. I met him first when he was George Shultz's guest at the famous (or infamous, depending on your perspective) Bohemian Grove, a male only bonding retreat among the redwoods of California.Alan Greenspan