Evolution I — Query

Nobody asked but …

What would be counted as successes in the evolution of humans?  I have often observed that I regard the human species as a failed experiment in creatures with rational tools.  I believe there will be a fork for the better in some future iteration.

When I restated this belief in our philosophy discussion group today, a scientist asked what would I consider to be a success?  Fair enough!

At a procedural level, I would look for a smooth handoff from this species to the next one(s).  No extinction.

In terms of outcomes, I would expect:

  • A substantial end of war
  • A substantial end to poverty
  • An elevation of reason
  • A transposition of politics

— Kilgore Forelle