Okay I get it already Natural Selection is one of the tools in the kit of Evolution. How could I not? Natural Selection gets the most and best press. You know Natural Selection is how the bad traits of someone are eliminated by an early extinction of their lives thus not giving them time to breed and spread their less than desirable traits. Those with the best traits survive longer and are given the chance to breed like rabbits thus spewing their genes all over the place. So the survival of the fittest are those who can survive to and beyond sex. This is\seems to be everyone’s favorite theory.
But the dirty little secret is that evolution is pushed forward by cooperation faster than natural selection. Ha at last I said it out loud. Now I know it is not as sexy as Natural Selection. But let us face it; we do not even get out of the primordial ooze without cells working together. We do not come into existence without systems coming together (i.e. Digestive, Circulatory, Nervous, etc.). Hell the USA did not work well as thirteen separate colonies under the Articles of Confederation and had to become the United States to prosper. Many hands make the work lighter. Scientists come together and share information to bring cures for diseases, or advancements in technologies. A Social Contract joined in by everyone prevents anarchy. Our great corporations or people join together as a single entity to accomplish a common goal. And the list could go on.
Our religious leaders have told us forever that we need one another and that we are responsible for one another. But do we listen? Noooo! You see we like our individualism even if it keeps us as Neanderthals. If you think about it no gun laws we say because we must protect myself and mine, no immigration laws we say must protect our jobs, use of our welfare systems and my children’s futures, no taxes we must protect our money and our welfare, again and again our notions of individualism keep us from joining together or doing something for the common good, but we honestly believe that a dog eat dog world is the best all because of the good press Natural Selection receives. Cooperation is so boring it never gets front page coverage.
So in summary, let me say with a philosophy of Natural Selection we get sex and individualism, two things necessary for masturbation. Yet masturbation does not help with breeding and the continuation of our great traits so I highly suggest cooperation become your philosophy in all things. After all it is necessary for the evolutionary progress.