The 10 basic principles of Evolutionism
Although the Evolutionism is a scientific paradigm based on biological evolution, its laws and knowledge They are also applicable to other areas of human life, how in the social and psychological field. Like all current explanatory models, it can not explain human complexity in its entirety, but it can offer an interesting vision that helps us better understand what surrounds us.
The 10 principles of Evolutionism that will help you understand life
In order to adopt the evolutionary perspective, we have to understand the principles on which it is based and keep in mind that the word evolution is sometimes used as a synonym of the life process or life itself.
1. Reality is changing
In the world there are so many elements in permanent interaction, that nothing is static, everything and everyone is in a process of constant change. This principle is explained by evolutionists with the Effect of the Red Queen. This hypothesis is extracted from the second part of the story of Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland, where the inhabitants of the country of the Red Queen must run as fast as possible in order to preserve their status quo and simply continue where they are.
In real life we can see how this effect occurs in many areas, such as work, where training retraining is necessary if you do not want to be outdated or overcome by competition, or in the social-economic, where you can not keep up in the last tendencies it can suppose social exclusion, in the warlike field "the arms races" are the simile of this effect since not to be to the last in armament can suppose to lose the war. From this principle we can draw the conclusion: to evolve or die.
2. Evolution does not have a pre-established purpose, it just happens constantly
Looking for a meaning to life is usually something useless and it can be a question to which we can never give an answer, therefore, we must be the ones that give meaning and establish it.
3. Evolution is convergent
There is no end but there are paths for evolution traced very clearly. Although we live in a very large world, all people throughout the history of humanity have followed very similar developments in both physical and intellectual development and in the development of the life cycle, that is, we converge on most aspects.
4. Evolution follows a path
You can not go where you want, but where you can. There are always limitations and obstacles that individuals have to overcome as they can, exceeding or making use of available resources.
5. Evolution is not a perfectionist, it is opportunistic
If things work, why change it? We know that the law of minimum effort governs the universe, and usually in the lives of people this also happens. If we are well, we are not oriented towards change.
6. One function can be adapted to another function
Following the line of the previous principle of not making much effort, people are not used to looking for new ways of doing things, but we adapt the skills we already have to solve the different challenges that we face. This point is closely related to the following ...
7. When something comes up and works, it is copied, copied and copied ...
And it repeats without stopping, so that it expands exponentially. But, if something appears that is better, the above is no longer used. This phenomenon can be observed ...
8. The nature of evolution is thrifty
As we have seen in the previous points, try not to waste too many resources, except for reproduction . When an individual sees opportunities to reproduce (or simply to have sex) he makes his biggest investments of resources in all aspects, in the case of the human being, he invests time, dedication, money, cognitive resources, development of strategies, and a long etc.
9. Evolution never comes back, it's just going
The same thing happens with life, we can never go back or undo past actions. The only thing we can do is pull forward.
10. You can not fight against the principles of evolution
The only thing that living beings can do before this fact is to adapt. Life, therefore, is adaptation.