genetic and cultural survival of the fittest

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Genetic survival of the fittest is not just about the reproductive success of the individual. It's also about the reproductive success of people genetically close to the individual.


Evolution does over time enforce behaviour that is better in terms of survival of reproduction.

That does not however mean that evolution will push humans to behave optimally in terms of reproductive success. Genetic evolution is a very crude process. Having genes enabling cultural evolution (which can take place much quicker) might be a better way to maximize reproductive success than direct genetic control over behaviour.
 

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Pros and cons with christ-cuckery
Being submissive and loving to people oppressing you can be both beneficial and detrimental.

The issue with rebelling is that it comes with significant risk and if you are in a bad position for it you might end up dead or in an even worse situation. On the other hand being too nice will invite people to abuse you since they know that you will not retaliate (this seems to be a contributing factor for early christian persecution in the roman empire). People often laughed at the christians as they were eaten alive in the collosseum.


movie: Quo Vadis
 
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