Darwin’s rats: Flee sinking ship
|October 2, 2013||Posted by News under Cybernetics and Mechatronics, Darwinism, News|
Evolution’s stories are prone to narrative selection. Rorschach readings enabled Karl Marx to see a scientific basis for class struggle, and Bertrand Russell felt evolution was inspired by economic ideas, favoring “animals that most resembled successful capitalists.”
Darwin’s rich ideas and name are being misused. Competition in nature regularly creates waste and catastrophe. It can in markets, which if unguided can be as dumb as trees. Our evolved capacities for reason, foresight, and social coordination can help us avoid predictable disaster.
In short, Darwinism provides no insight or guidance whatever.