Political implications of evolution?
Are there any political implications of evolution?
Recently I read an article that was making an argument for decentralization based on evolution. To quickly sum up the article, most humans are born with an innate morality that evolved when humans lived together in small clans. What this innate morality means that we can understand and care about tragedies close by like the murder of a neighbor while we care much less (innately) and don't understand as well about the murder of person or group far away from us. People in power of large centralized institutions are in control of many people in a large area (something our innate morality doesn't work well with) so they may behave amorally even though they may be moral personally. Decentralization would fix this by putting anyone in charge in a position their innate morality works better with.
"What right have you to condemn a murderer if you assume him necessary to "God's plan"? What logic can command the return of stolen property, or the branding of a thief, if the Almighty decreed it?"
-- The Economic Tendency of Freethought