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  •  Why 'hardwired'? (0+ / 0-)

    There are no classless primate societies.

    The biological imperative of passing on our genes ensures that there never will be.  So long as there is some advantage to having higher social status (usually more access to resources), primates, including humans, will fight for status because this promises better odds of survival for their children.

    I agree that it would be nice to live in a classless world.  I think it would be fair, a way to ensure everyone has an equal chance at reproduction; I just don't see how such a world could be created when it goes against millions of years of evolution.  Against the very concept of evolution, for that matter.

    190 milliseconds....

    by Kingsmeg on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 07:18:14 AM PDT

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    •  Two points (0+ / 0-)

      1. I think that is largely anthropomorphic projection onto animal behaviour.

      2. Even so I don't buy that we are controlled by our biological drives. Sure, they are present & can motivate unreflexive behaviour, however, as self-conscious beings we can easily choose to override those impulses. I would argue that this is the very ability of our species that we should most deeply cultivate.

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