Life in the universe, human nature and the source of creativity.
I love well articulated and thoughtful analyses of our understanding of life, evolution, and the universe.
This video really rings home to me, regardless of whether I approach it from a scientific perspective, a religious one, a curious one, whatever it is, I feel that E.O. Wilson offers some pretty fantastic insight.
Spoiler alert, the salient take away I grabbed from this is as follows:
Within a group it is the selfish individuals that beat out the altruistic ones; however, a group that is altruistic in the majority, will defeat another group that consists primarily of those that are selfish. Finally, and most importantly, there is no equilibrium in this, the absence of one will in fact spawn the other, and this is the nature of humans. It is this conflict that is the source of human creativity.
I challenge you to express something that is contrary to this, I'd love to hear your perspectives, but it is just this struggle that really illuminates things for me.