What are r and K?
This site asks for your help in promoting the idea that our political ideologies evolved from r/K Selection Theory in evolutionary ecology.
In evolutionary ecology, r and K describe two fundamental psychologies seen in nature, designed to adapt an organism to either a glut or a shortage.
Rabbits are r-strategists, designed to exploit free resources, like fields of grass. The five psychological traits inherent to the r-strategy are docility/conflict-avoidance, promiscuity/non-monogamy, single-mom'ing, early sexualization of young, and no loyalty to a competitive in-group. All help this glut-exploiting psychology to out-reproduce everyone else by avoiding danger, mating widely starting young, booting offspring early to mate again, and never risking for others .
Wolves are K-strategists, designed for when resources are too limited for everyone to survive. The five traits of a K-strategist are competitiveness/ aggressiveness/protectiveness, competitive mate monopolization/ monogamy, high-investment two-parent rearing, only mating when mature, and high loyalty to one's competitive in-group. All these traits either help you win when you have to fight, or produce and protect fitter offspring, so they will win in a dangerous world that culls the weak.
Our political battle is one between a glut-exploiting r-reproductive strategy of rabbits designed to produce raw numbers and a shortage-surviving K-reproductive strategy of wolves designed to produce quality. The swings between conservatism and liberalism at the societal level are not the result of logical argument or reasoned debate. They are the result of psychological shifts produced by perceptions of K-stimuli in the environment such as conflict, danger, and shortage, or r-stimuli, such as safety, pleasure, and abundance. These perceptions trigger ancient mechanisms in the brain that adapt psychology to environment. All of politics and much of history are r vs K.
Please consider helping to spread this theory by telling others about this site. As you can see by the shocked 5 star reviews on the book's Amazon page linked below, this idea, and the science behind it, blows people away. This idea's beneficial effects on our governance and our freedom cannot be overestimated, if it can only spread.
Please note, the new book is now available at booksellers everywhere, as well as at Amazon, through the links below. It is also offered free in Kindle format periodically. For more on that offer, see this link at our main page. Buy the Softcover now at Amazon.com here:
Buy the Hardcover now at Amazon.com here:
- Narcissism and the Fractured Amygdala
- How r- and K-type Psychologies Affect Societies, and What This Means for our Political Dialog
- Touching the Raw Amygdala: An Analysis of Liberal Debate Tactics
- DRD4 Long Form Variant (7r) - A Genetic Correlate Between Liberalism and Homosexuality - The Extreme r-Hypothesis of Homosexuality
- Neurological Correlates of Political Ideology and Homosexuality - The Extreme r-Hypothesis of Homosexuality
Subscribe to Blog via Email
A Plea for Virality
If you are here, you see the potential significance of the r/K heuristic, and how it might alter the political dialog forever.
This research has taken years to amass. I hoped it could be spread solely by this website, but it cannot. For it to go viral and spread, each reader must tell two other people about this, who themselves will tell two other people. This will not go viral, without the reader's help.
By all means, read and enjoy this site. But also, please consider telling others about what you see here, give them the web address - and tell them you believe it is correct. If you validate this yourself, it will create the Lemming Effect in virality. Others will tend to adopt it, on your authority, and spread it themselves. It only takes 10% of a population to believe something ardently, for the rest of the population to accept it as common knowledge. We can get there - easily.
The freedom you protect will benefit all of us - but especially our future generations.
- Be advised, all uses of Apocalypse Cometh™ are parody, and do not assert ownership of a trademark on the phrase or the Apocalypse to come.
Category Archives: Conservatives
Lots of talk lately about civil war: However, something has changed. You can feel it in the air. Our nation has clearly never been this divided since the Civil War. A lot of people noticed it after the last election, … Continue reading
More ITZy goodness, hot and freshly baked: Last week Trump supporters and leftist social justice warriors met on the political field of battle in Berkeley, California. Words were exchanged, as were punches. And while an alt-right leader was punched in … Continue reading
Cold War II begins?: Two Russian TU-95 Bear bombers were intercepted in international airspace off the coast of Alaska by two US F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft on Monday, the Pentagon confirmed to CNN. The intercept, which was described by a … Continue reading
A genius who uses every tool at his disposal: President Donald Trump has won the first major battle in his war on illegal immigration and he did it without building his wall. The victory was announced last week by the … Continue reading
This should eventually happen: How much face time will your news story get on Facebook? How many eyes will ogle it on Google? Too often, this is apparently determined not by whether the story is “fake” news or newsworthy, but … Continue reading
Sweden has some problems with migrants: Dozens of homes in a Swedish no-go zone are no longer receiving postal deliveries after the company responsible judged their neighbourhood, an area of the notorious no-go zone Rinkeby, Stockholm, was too dangerous to … Continue reading
You have to look at it in terms of amygdala: The University of Oklahoma is defending its decision to offer students in greek life a series of “unlearning” workshops on topics such as racism, sexism, ableism, and classism. OU Student … Continue reading
It has been said that if you are driving through the south and get stuck in a ditch that all you have to do is wait ten minutes and a few southern guys will come by in some pickup trucks … Continue reading
Larry Schweikart, author of the Patriot’s History of the United States, offers an inside look at the most likely reasoning behind Trump’s logic on Syria: … the strike was a multifaceted message, and unfortunately one that absolutely had to be … Continue reading