This is the right place to understand key theories on civgene. You probably can’t read the many years of posts. The links, in order, should help you catch up. For an even shorter version you may want to visit the glossary.
I had the misfortune of being intricately involved with a few psychopaths over my life. I had a Eureka about them in 2011. After studying them enough to recognize them (sometimes) I was listening to one brag about how superior they are. I realized their boasting was a fantasy. They claim to be superior, but they can’t do anything that non-psychopaths can’t do. They are a behavioral subset of empaths (non-psychopaths.) They are the last genetic step before what we think of as modern man (or woman.) I laid this out in a paper I called ‘ancient breed.’ Ideas continue in ‘Ancient Breed II’
This lead to the discovery that advanced psychopaths shadow Freud’s subconscious model. And subsequently that psychopaths, without a conventional conscience are limited to three emotional primitives, despair, bliss, and will to action. The rest of us can form much more complex emotions. In general knowing what a person looks like without a conscience, makes how our mind works more clear.
I examine what a society could be if corruption caused largely by psychopaths seeking golden opportunities could be eliminated. There are two ways we can change civilization to be wholly conscionable.
1. The defacto way that anyone can (and should) promote is species wide cooperation. The problem is central accumulation of power as an end to itself. It requires both comprehension of the origin of prejudice (psychopathic societal behavior) and rejection of corrupted hierarchies through active forking. It’s flaw may be damage to the economy of scale as steady flow of corrupt branches are pruned away.
2. A second more direct and assertive way to minimize the destructive forces on trust and investment would be genetic screening. I have outlined what would be involved in pinning down the civilization gene. I’ve also layed out how civgene could be disproven.
A gene or mutation vastly improving on the animal conscience, being the final prerequisite to humanity civilizing has huge implications. I am cautious but very optimistic, as a great many things unexplained or now represented by mind numbing models simply click into place. From economics, to psychology. From religion and spiritual teachings to slavery and it’s societal effects. There is little we can not discuss here.
I am am prepared for the theory behind the civilization gene to be proven wrong. But I will be very, very surprised. Please join me in the conversation about where we go from here. Read the papers and lets discuss it together, right here.