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Another myth.. human myth describing animal activity where we project our cultural cathegories.... selfishness is not an universa conceptl.. because it s a very complex concept linked with a bunch of other concepts in a coplex networks of links (narratives).

Evolution works at different scales and has a very complex dynamics at each scale. One of the variables in this dynamics is the energy.. roughly half of the animals we see take energy that could be used by other animals.. the other half take energy only if another animal takes energy. Competition or symbiosis in food is one aspect of the network.. and of course we project our meaning to those dynamics as selfishness and cooperation...but animals do not act because of... they just act...

Furthermore the dynamcis of the network is much more complex and actually this variable is not particularly relevant regarding the cahnge in the landscape of species and its internal change....

So..e volution probably has to do more with genetetic-proteic interaction that arieses in the development of the fetus than with the large scale energy in take of the animal already formed....in any case..behavors are probably just one aspect of evolution and not necessarily the most relevant.

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Wed Oct 10th, 2007 at 09:04:20 AM EST

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