The evolutionary foundations of revolution
No one who understands Darwinian theory now denies that organisms, including human beings, tend to behave so as to optimize their inclusive fitness; the genes of those who behave otherwise, or merely fail in that quest, are deleted by natural selection. This logic proposes a variety of corollaries. For example, culture is adaptive or else, contrary to known fact, it would act negatively on population growth. Again, human beings tend to behave according to self-interest, for that has a positive influence on reproductive success.
KeywordsRelative Deprivation Fitness Optimization Optimization Principle Evolutionary Foundation Alpha Male
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