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Evolutionary Mistakes, Human Predicament and Reverse Approach to Global Challenges

We do not have a definite answer to the question, why our ancestors abandoned their arboreal habitat. But it can be listed as the first evolutionary mistake, which today has precipitated the global challenges that stare back at us.
Introduction of money (as defined in modern economics) qualifies as the second in the list of evolutionary mistakes (social). Ironically man as a species has forgone wealth to become rich.
Perhaps it is too late to undo the natural evolutionary mistake. However despite multiple failures in attempts to eradicate poverty, we still harbor hope.
A reverse approach may throw open better prospects. Does it make more sense, if we try to eradicate richness?

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  • Jun 23 2013: Quote:
    "Nothing in the world happens without a purpose. It would be difficult (with our present, limited understanding) to prove this statement beyond doubts. However, from a physical perspective; living organisms can be considered as entropy pumps. There is a constant effort to distribute entropy equally among the three spheres (atmo, hydro and litho) on the planet.
    Life or living organisms could have emerged to facilitate the entropy transfer. Those organisms, who could manage their thermal regimes better, dominate (natural selection) and established themselves far and wide (species distribution). Left to itself, nature can best be termed an eternal pump. Evolution has an objective - create an ideal entropy pump.
    Perhaps the phrase ‘evolutionary mistake’ can be rephrased ‘evolutionary deviation’ (deviation from what would have been a better course). The better course is to be decided by a hypothetical state of environment of the planet today, if a different trajectory of evolutionary development had occurred. By eradicating richness, I meant, eradicating money (which is disproportionately stacked with 20%)"
    Your words like Nothing in the world happens without a purpose", "natural selection" and "Evolution has an objective", etc. These presumptions were all based on the random evolution under the condition of optimum entropy. also it is related to the survival of the fittest. This kind of conditions apply to the bacteria or the animals in natural habitat.
    However, the human intelligence made them move from the forests to villages and and cultivating grain crops to survive and no longer depending on hunting and tree fruits. Therefore your term of "evolution mistakes" is really the intelligent humans escaped the clutch of random natural selection. In other word, even the weakest of the humans could survive many natural disasters or from killer predators, thus your entropy pump theory is no longer valid. This is triumph over evolution, unless we overdo it!
    • Jun 24 2013: It is difficult to comprehend your assumption that intelligent humans escaped the clutch of random natural selection. Yes humans have shown that they can. But the fight is still on. Look outside to see struggling millions in developing, underdeveloped and least developed countries.

      This is where the second evolutionary deviation comes to play. The miniscule proportion of people, with more access to resources, deprives the rest. Hence, if access to resouce can be administred .... (please read a recently posted reply)

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