I've recently been poking into Dawkins' book "The Selfish Gene." I'm kinda wondering,
If we're all supposed to be elaborate defence machines for little pieces of "replicators", or in this case genes, then why do we form giant political systems like democracies so we can live in peace? Shouldn't we all be out there fighting wars and killing each other so that only the most strong and perfect genes survive and spawn even better humans?
I suppose that democracies do allow for increased survival, but what about campaigns for equal rights? Aren't those all against the whole idea of each individual being out for himself?
"If history is to change, let it change. If the world is to be destroyed, so be it. If my fate is to die, I must simply laugh"