|Dylan:||I've been playing Go with
you for three years, now. Why do you still treat winning
like it's a matter of life and death?||Rhade:||Because it is. You don't
really understand Nietzscheans, do you?
||Rhade:||To lose is to be proven
inferior. If I'm inferior, my genes are suspect, and no
Nietzschean female will choose me. If no Nietzschean females
will choose me, I can't reproduce. Then, when I die, my
genes die. But if I win, that indicates my genes must be
good. I get chosen by more females. And the more I get
chosen, the more I pass on my genes. The more my genes get
passed on, the more of me lives, eternally. To a
Nietzschean, a game is never just a game.
||Dylan:||That's a pretty cold way to
look at life.
||Rhade:||Truth is cold.
||Dylan:||Maybe, but if you ask me,
you're missing out on a lot.
||Rhade:||Oh. We have love.
||Dylan:||I'm not talking about being
nice to others. I'm talking about what I feel for Sarah.
Love, Rhade. It's...it's like magic.
||Rhade:||There is no magic, just
science you don't understand. You may feel intensely
attracted to your fiance. You may feel pleasure when you
breed, but this isn't magic. Your DNA has evolved this way
so you'll reproduce. Nietzscheans know this explicitly.
That is why the most important thing a Nietzschean female
can give her chosen male is the double helix. It represents
the male and female's DNA, now bound together by metal. It
confers the most honored titles a Nietzschean male can hold
– husband and father. You see, it's not that we don't love,
it's better. Because everything we do furthers our
reproduction. Everything in our lives is an intense,
sexually charged negotiation.
||Dylan:||All right, I think we've
just reached the, uh, too much information stage.