The Nature of Consciousness

Piero Scaruffi

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These are excerpts and elaborations from my book "The Nature of Consciousness"


Competition vs Cooperation

Darwin popularized the paradigm that competition among living beings ("survival of the fittest") is the force that shapes evolution.

This is not what we commonly observe. Nature is certainly cruel with the weak, but the weak have a tendency to pool together and fight adversity. The whole concept of "society" stems from the biological instinct to team together.

Why would an individual help another individual of the same race, thereby violating the principle of "survival of the fittest" and lowering its own chances of survival?


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