I also know that you believe in a 1-1 equivalence of genotype to phenotype and also don't believe in selection levels beyond the organism as a unit. I understand and appreciate the ways in which you're laying out your deliberate ignorance for me here, I really do.Quote:
It's virtually impossible to argue that a lack of drive or ability to procreate is an advantageous genetic trait in terms of natural selection.
No, you wouldn't. The very closest you can get to that is a maladaptive trait and that's not what you're describing at all.Quote:
In fact, you might even call it a negative trait.
I also know that you, like most geeks, like to portray yourself as a dangerous, possibly psychotic outlaw, but the most you achieve is a kind of predictable self centeredness.Quote:
Maybe even an inferior one. I know that doesn't sound nice and sweet, but it's really not too much of a leap, is it?