Hyper Evolution, Fittest Survival, Natural Selection and Hype
By Nneka Okumazie
Evolution is probably the biggest hype in science. There is almost the compulsion to link everything to evolutionary, even when it seems so ridiculous to do so.
People copying others is more powerful than whatever evolution is, was or wasn’t. Trying to survive in any way can also be because others are doing it, not because it is some evolutionary instinct.
Procreation can also be copying others because others are doing it and normal in the culture, not because of evolution.
Most of the popular things – in the present or in the last few centuries grew by imitation, not necessarily because it is so natural.
There can be arguments that the first person who started it did so by evolution. But, what is the guarantee that the first person who started something was not inspired by, or say copied from another first person who did something?
There are so many behaviours and actions in current life that people don’t necessarily like, believe or trust but do because it is what others are doing.
Education, religion, work, fashion, technology, utility, social media and many more common ones not mentioned, are mostly to be like others, not because of some evolution.
The desire or necessity to copy others is more powerful than many other factors studied or suggested.
It is probably a way to try to grow credibility or impress certain others by saying evolutionary, or to keep empowering it so it weaknesses are unseen.
It is also possible to keep mentioning millions of years ago, or tens of thousands of years to strengthen an argument in the present that may be weak.
There are lots of societies in the present where anything there that works, or whatever they do, was copied. In fact, they fight new –uncopied – things, only to support existing stuff or new copied things.
Also, around the world, anywhere, the most important thing is money, not people, not environment, not safety, not security, just money. Work for money leads to all kinds of risk and harm, but people do it anyway – even though it would bring problems, separation or early death.
In these cases it is not survival of the fittest or for survival, it is actually for money to survive, and humans to serve. There is no evolution there, except for money.
Money can never be this powerful in a true evolutionary scenario, never.
There were mass scales evil done in the past that continues to be condemned, but on a small scale, people do worse all the time because of money.
Money is not a tool for survival, money is survival, any human is a slave.
Money can direct or prolong.
But because it does, it bears the survival power, not the person or the people.
The strong leader of any country in the world is a servant of money, openly or in private.
There can be cases made for the biological and cultural evolution of a people somewhere, but that some evolution of some million years continues to affect the present, is mixed up with imitation.
[Esther 3:11, And the king said unto Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee.]