Blew me away. I never knew this until Hollywood told me itz true. Televitz commentators will no doubt cluck their tongues and confirm itz all an extremely trueness factoid we should all memorize. It's possible some of the recently deceased residents of Joplin, Missouri might disagree right about the time they cleared the convection layer at 1500+ feet aboveground.
Actually, the genes that govern anxiety about the future and a desire to remain in a prepared state were introduced 38,000 years ago through interbreeding with Neanderthal females. They had gotten it from an R&D process of over a half million years, which neanderthals survived handily and dominated the planet by expressing such genes at all times. These same genes are linked to pessimism about the future, vigilance and distrust of strangers. There were probably millions of Neanderthals who didn't express these qualities in their makeup. They all died and the Neos who had these qualities survived. Pretty much settles that argument.
I'm always amused at the dry liberals who pretend to coyly psychoanalyze preppers like it is some form of mental illness. Do you know what bug-eyed crazy really is? It's living in the year 2011 and not seeing anything wrong. These people will be pulling a two hundred man diversity gangbang train in their a**holes and still shaking their heads in irritation. "What, this? Sure, I guess you could see the downside here. That's the nature of confirmation bias." They'll be pulling a twelve hour shift as a man whore in a Red Chinese comfort camp set up by the U.N. and going "I think our nation is going through some important changes, of course. That's what makes every day interesting. For me it's just another opportunity to learn about myself."