Extending Darwin's Revolution
Extending Darwin's Revolution – David Sloan Wilson & Robert Sapolsky
- Mental models + genes determine how you think
- Whatever is sacred to you - you go in denial on that
- Minute 43 - it talks about group success
- Min 9:45 - Evolutionary theory turned selfish as a trend of 20th century. What caused it? People used to talk about society. Individualism trumped the social organism.
- Groups become externally cooperative, but not internally.
- Question of scale - we will not get true cooperation until we include all of ecology. Biosphere.
- Water strider - females like docile partners, and choose them - if they are free to move between male types into different pools
- Inclusive fitness theory - 
- Lynn Margulis - cells evolved as communities from bacteria, not as individuals. People are the newest twist. People suppressed disruptive individuals, usually.
- Selfish gene theory. Is not an argument agains cooperation.
- Isaac newton was a devout Christian.
- Darwin's theory was disturbing because? it applied to small groups?
- Conscious evolution - that we can become part of something larger - gaia and superconscious evolution. This is still taboo. Evolution can become something larger.
- Behavior traits evolve just like physical biology. This is now known.
- Policy should be a branch of evolutionary biology
Rules for Supercooperators
- Rules for supercooperators, 8:
- Strong sense of identity and purpose - who is in group, what roles are
- Proportional cost and benefit - give and get equally
- Inclusive decision making, open transparent fair
- Agreed upon rules of behavior.
- Correction mechanism. Not hammer, but warning enough. Graduated actions - corrections mechanism, ways to escalate
- Fast and fair conflict resolution. By all parties.
- Authority to self-govern. Must have elbow room.
- Appropriate relations with other groups that embody same principles.