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: Splintering
A quick glimpse of the future: BART police are beefing up patrols at Oakland stations after dozens of juveniles terrorized riders Saturday night when they invaded the Coliseum Station and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags … Continue reading
Typical rabbit strategy: Maduro plans to arm 400,000 supporters amid protests and unrest The socialist leader of Venezuela announced in a speech to regime loyalists his plan to arm hundreds of thousands of supporters after a years-long campaign to confiscate … 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
The anecdotal cases are there: Fifty-three percent of U.S. households with at least $1,000 of financial resources had hardship while experiencing a financial shock in 2015, according to a report from Pew Charitable Trusts… In 2014, 56 percent of households … Continue reading
ITZ coming to a neighborhood near you: After 30 years of refugees from Somalia being settled in Minneapolis, the Somalis have taken over the city’s sixth ward… The mayor’s office and the entire city council are up for election in … Continue reading
China is heavily K: Africans bring many security risks,” Pan Qinglin told local media (link in Chinese). As a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the nation’s top political advisory body, he urged the government to “strictly control … Continue reading
Probably bullshit, but I suspect the trend is there: Twenty percent of 18- to 34-year-olds self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of GLAAD. The survey, conducted online, … Continue reading
This will not last forever: The danger posed to police in the notorious Swedish No-Go Zone of Rinkeby will likely mean they will not be allowed to use public transportation to get to work and may have to be driven … Continue reading
This is unbelievable: The proportion of babies born to mothers with an immigrant background in Denmark has risen dramatically in ten years, largely because of Syrian arrivals. Last year, 61,614 children were born in the northern European nation – 21.6 … Continue reading