THE SELFISH GENE
The Ultimate Survival Kit
Scientists (The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins 1987, et altri) have been able to discover and evidence base a particular gene which commonly is referred to as the selfish gene. The negative connotation of the word causes a stir, since most of us wish to appear unselfish and caring. And sometimes we are. But without the gene which conditions the survival of all species we would not exist.
The Agape governing people in different forms and content is a hereditary set up to ensure compassion, comfort, generosity and mercy based primarily on the selfish agent to safeguard the species´ reproduction and survival in a biological and social context. It guarantees the instinct and capacity to struggle or cooperate to survive. It will, as far as the conditions allow it, take command when a species is on the verge of extinction or facing an imminent threat. As a social and behavioral phenomenon it is referred to as the survival instinct or self defense. Regretfully this noble nomenclature allows us to attack our neighbors or distant peoples (i.e. the Monroe and Putin Doctrines) to legalize extralegal measures to ensure advantages which are morally questionable....