Evolution III — End to Poverty

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I have been addressing conditions that would accrue when humans could be judged, as a species, to have evolved successfully.  Catch up here and here.

We cannot say that the species is a positive contribution to evolution as long as poverty exists on a substantial scale.  The scale will be substantial as long as we have institutionalized slavery, human trafficking, exploitation, famine, and drought.

A particular example was when, during the Potato Famine years, the British farmed and exported table delicacies from Ireland while many natives were eating grass, thus perishing.

Another example would be the exploits of Belgium’s King Leopold of the African territory of the Congo.

— Kilgore Forelle

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