Discussion in 'Religion' started by Greatest I am, Oct 23, 2014.
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You presently are positioned somewhere in a demographic common. Likely somewhere in the middle the way most on the net are.
Wealth and power are at the top of the pyramid shaped common.
Is your goal, evolutionarily speaking, to get to the top?
Do you instinctively not want to be the fittest or do you want to be one of the less fit?
Before you answer that, Yazata, ask Snake Oil if he still beats his wife.
Wife beating is not "joke" material... "age old" or not... user has been issued a single warning point for this.
Wealth and power are concentrated in the hands of elites. Ok.
I'm not sure what the relationship is between my personal goals and evolution. Nor am I convinced that evolution even has goals. Ascribing goals to evolution seems awfully anthropomorphic to me. I suspect that it's probably a conceptual mistake to attribute human-style motivations to a process like that.
'Fitness' in purely biological terms basically means generating lots of viable off-spring. Despite their humble anatomies, bacteria are very fit.
It's often those at the bottom of the 'social pyramid' who are having the most children and whose genes will have a higher frequency in the human population in coming generations.
Not always true this "mainly from the bottom" distribution of the new gene pool. Your first sentence tells why. In times of sever stress the wealth and power tends to allow for better reproductive and survival rates at the top. Kings and members of their courts rarely starve during wide spread famines / crop failures wars/ plagues etc. This long term POV is an argument against too much democracy and for class inequality, which the US is now turning to.
Nature helps too - Ebola is a current example - highest death rates are found "at the bottom" of "wealth and power."
What can I say. She likes it.
Are you still fucking your children?
Child molestation (and accusations thereof) are inappropriate on this forum. User has been issued a warning point for this infraction.
Well this was interesting.
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