Discussion by: fshamas5
I am seriously concerned about one question that doesn't seem to fit into the theory of evolution. If we ascertain evolutionary process as "survival of the fittest" what room does it leave for explanation of altruism. It must be maintained that altruism or as I call it care for another species, that feeling in the heart when you see a beggar on the road or when you see dog being teased is generally seen in many people, is present in most humans whether they heed to it or not. How can one explain this on the basis of a process that seems to favour the competing ones. Selection of such genes is very hard to explain. Was such a gene that triggers such and such processes in our material mind, already present prior to or did it evolve during the development of society. If so then the individual who innovated this concept must have found serious support, for it to be carried on to the majority of human species. Then it must be that during the time of such an individual, there were characteristic structures in human already around supporting altrusim. Is this a meme as opposed to a gene? That maybe corraborated by the fact that certain tribal groups act as savages, pointing to Aztec culture of sacrifices, but a point remains that humans even in wildest of conditions do have altruistic tendencies. Wherefrom do they come? Is this suggestive of a metaphysical drive in nature towards order in which humans have not only gained reason, but certain values of things which must be preserved?