Friday, October 05, 2012
The Evolution of Human Nature
The resourceful, independent individual is not the natural model. In the type of tribal societies in which human nature was formed, the people favored by evolution were the ones who cooperated. Those who tried to game the system for their personal advantage, lost their reputation and potentially their lives. Nor were they favored as good mating material. It was the advent of "civilization" that allowed these social predators to prosper.