I am Satyr, a stranger from a strange northern land called Hyperborea.
I come here to learn about your species.
I've underlined the important points.
Still a very controversial topic.Wikepedia wrote:Evolution is the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations. Evolutionary processes give rise to diversity at every level of biological organisation, including species, individual organisms and molecules such as DNA and proteins.
Life on Earth originated and then evolved from a universal common ancestor approximately 3.7 billion years ago. Repeated speciation and the divergence of life can be inferred from shared sets of biochemical and morphological traits, or by shared DNA sequences. These homologous traits and sequences are more similar among species that share a more recent common ancestor, and can be used to reconstruct evolutionary histories, using both existing species and the fossil record. Existing patterns of biodiversity have been shaped both by speciation and by extinction.
Charles Darwin was the first to formulate a scientific argument for the theory of evolution by means of natural selection. Evolution by natural selection is a process that is inferred from three facts about populations: 1) more offspring are produced than can possibly survive, 2) traits vary among individuals, leading to differential rates of survival and reproduction, and 3) trait differences are heritable. Thus, when members of a population die they are replaced by the progeny of parents that were better adapted to survive and reproduce in the environment in which natural selection took place. This process creates and preserves traits that are seemingly fitted for the functional roles they perform. Natural selection is the only known cause of adaptation, but not the only known cause of evolution. Other, nonadaptive causes of evolution include mutation and genetic drift.
In the early 20th century, genetics was integrated with Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection through the discipline of population genetics. The importance of natural selection as a cause of evolution was accepted into other branches of biology. Moreover, previously held notions about evolution, such as orthogenesis and "progress" became obsolete. Scientists continue to study various aspects of evolution by forming and testing hypotheses, constructing scientific theories, using observational data, and performing experiments in both the field and the laboratory. Biologists agree that descent with modification is one of the most reliably established facts in science. Discoveries in evolutionary biology have made a significant impact not just within the traditional branches of biology, but also in other academic disciplines (e.g., anthropology and psychology) and on society at large.
It hits right at the heart of one's identity and one's sense of well-being.
It often confronts his/her survival.
Even those pretending to be scientifically minded and open to all hypothesis appear reluctant to accept this theory entirely, calling aspects of it Darwinian as if to insult it by using its originator as a slur, or by refusing to apply its tenets to human social dynamics.
Most prescribe a more skeptical stringent method when dealing with it, though they show no such passion and reservations for any other field of human thought.
What they easily accept in every other area, no matter the flaws, they vehemently deny, looking for the slightest flaw to dismiss it with when dealing with evolution.
This topic touches a social, emotional, nerve and it contradicts current cultural norms and mythologies concerning race and sex...or the uniformity of potentials which are currently sold to children and as political agendas.
But personal preferences should never factor into what we observe.
Therefore, the majority of "normal", "well-adjusted" individuals dismiss Evolution Theory selectively, or they choose to reinterpret it so as to adhere to their desired social and moral standards, but then apply it wholeheartedly when it does not imply anything about them, their families or humans, in general.
Evolution is about the adaptation of individuals (populations) to environments.
Since environments are fluid adaptation is never complete, and what is fit is ever-changing.
Surprisingly such traits as intelligence can be detrimental towards this end (survival), and so will be weeded out of a population within certain environmental conditions.
Stupidity, simplicity, a social form of autism produced by increasing specialization, and a form of schizophrenia where a mind is divided between natural drives and social imperatives, dishonesty, self-delusion, can be considered as being an aspect of adaptation in regards to human environments.
Evolutionary Psychologists point out that in many respects being deluded may be advantageous to an organism because the goal is survival and not clarity.
Robert Trivers says this on the subject:
Trivers, Robert wrote:If…deceit is fundamental to animal communication, then there must be strong selection to spot deception and this ought, in turn to select for a degree of self-deception, rendering some facts and motives unconscious so as to not betray – by the subtle signs of self-knowledge – the deception being practiced. Thus, the conventional view that natural selection favors nervous systems which produce ever more accurate images of the world must be a very naïve view of mental evolution.
There is no progress upward, and depending on your values, you might hold you may even call some adaptations as regressive.
For example, in Modern Western systems masculine traits are increasingly becoming disruptive to cohesion. this due to the need for assimilating into stable unities heterogeneous population groups.
The stabilizing factor in any social unity is uniformity.
Man, imposing his Will upon nature producing many side-effects, one of which is pollution: material and genetic.
He then considered it progressive, or a sign of his enlightened privileged state, when he innovates ways to cope with the collateral effects of his original interventions.
Such interventions result in overpopulation which in turn demands emasculation on an unprecedented scale.
But this is only one side-effect amongst many.
Rampant reproduction has sheltered mutations which would have naturally been weeded out of the human gene pool, only compounding the consequences when later mutations are added to them.
In many ways, particularly in the Modern West, we might even say that man's ideals have become distinctly anti-nature and nihilistic.
The rejection of the world as it is, and the promotion of an alternative one, begins, at least in the west, with Judeo-Christian dogma, leading to the illusion of the other-wordly Paradise as the life-after-life compensation for surrender, denouncing life as we know it as a fake, a step towards a more real reality; this morphs into Marxism and then secular humanism, by eliminating the divisive God aspect making the dogma even more universal (cosmopolitan), with its denouncement of natural processes (culling, violence, discrimination, kin selection) and the promotion of a quarantined version of nature - reinventing Paradise as an earthbound Utopia, which is described in a way which eliminates the factors that contributed to the ascent of man to his present position of dominance over other species.
Paradise is no longer in some "beyond" but in some "yet to come". The future becomes the immanent Deity.
It is a self-hating, world-annulling position, which exposes its dissatisfaction with the world and the self, as it has evolved within it, in the extraordinary detachments it proposes from sensual reality.
In many cases the senses are dismissed ad sources of illusion rather than as tools for perception.
One symptom of this is this desire to change the world in regards to human preferences, rather than to change one's self in regards to the world.
Take as an example the common attitude towards beauty.
Here we have a perfect example of stupidity, fear, weakness trying to change reality to comfort itself
Beauty is deemed "superficial", meaningless, irrelevant, and this sounds so good in our ears. Never-mind that symmetry is a basic aspect of attraction, in this "new world" it is replaced by the mystical "inner beauty", some vague reference to some deeper value referring to personality, character etc.
Still, we choose friends using this, but not lovers. ask anyone who is honest and they will always choose to have sex with the hot chick or the tall dark and handsome man, or the intelligent man (intelligence is a product of brain symmetry).
Now the fat, ugly one does not try to improve his/her looks, and so improve his/her sexual options, but instead demands that the world change it attitude towards beauty.
Billions of years of adaptation, evolution, natural selection, leading to an attraction for symmetry and the lonely, unfortunate, fuck, wishes to change all that just so that he or she does not face up to his situation and his inheritance.
Adaptation takes on the form of world annulment. It is not the individual who must adapt to the environment, but the environment that must adapt to man.
Man imposes, or tries to, his Will upon Otherness, rather than upon Self.
This is also used as an excuse to explain man's failure to bring about his "perfect world".
But then what form this man-made, artificial, environment takes becomes a matter of conflict. We fight wars over which ideal world will replace the natural one and what type of man will be considered the Ideal to aspire towards - politics.
Utopia, like Paradise, becomes a way of controlling the sheeple...the multitude of simpletons necessary to maintain a complex system; a sophisticated method of slave control, or human farming.
One can, in fact, determine the level of an individual's dissatisfaction with himself and the world by the degree of detachment, disconnect, his Ideals have from anything real or form anything sensually perceived.
The more extraordinary his hopes and his projection of a desired alternative to this world, all the more extraordinary his dissatisfaction with how things are.
It is obvious that all living organisms are dissatisfied, to one degree or another, with the world, because existence is characterized by a lack, experienced as need.
But this is a matter concerning metaphysics which should not be used to avoid physics, in the original, Greek, definitions of the words.