|On Religion, Morality, and Free Will||xiii|
|1||The Theory of this Book||1|
|2||Political Ideology Defined||11|
|3||r/K Selection Theory||15|
|4||A Further Note on r/K Theory||23|
|5||The Relationship Between Ideology and r/K Selection Theory||27|
|6||The Evolution of Competitiveness and Anticompetitiveness||31|
|7||Competitiveness and Anticompetitiveness, The Cuttlefish Model||35|
|8||Warfare and Group Competition||41|
|9||Altruism and Group Selection||45|
|10||A Further Note on Group Selection||59|
|13||Issues and Political Philosophy in the Context of this Theory||79|
|14||The Scientific Evidence||97|
|15||Liberal vs. Conservative Brain Structures||99|
|16||The Genetic Aspects of Political Ideology||113|
|17||Social Science, Rearing and r/K Psychologies||117|
|18||Depression, Infection, and Anticompetitiveness||125|
|19||Further Support of the Dopamine/Amygdala Ideological Nexus||129|
|20||The Neurobiology of Empathy and Political Ideology||135|
|21||The Games Ideologues Play||145|
|22||John Jost and the Personality Traits of Political Ideologues||149|
|23||Historical Events and r/K Selection||155|
|24||The Cycle of Life and Governmental Death||173|
|25||Where Evolution meets r/K Selection||181|
|26||Ancient Urges Adapted to Modern Circumstances||189|
|27||Politics and Morality||203|
|28||The Nature of Oppression||207|
|29||Research to be Done||223|
What are r and K?
r and K come from evolutionary ecology, where they 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.
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, or produce fitter offspring, so they will win.
Our political battle is one between a glut-exploiting reproductive strategy of rabbits and a shortage-surviving reproductive strategy of wolves. 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.
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