The Grand Strategy of Evolution: The Social Philosophy of a Biologist

The Grand Strategy of Evolution: The Social Philosophy of a Biologist

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The Grand Strategy of Evolution: The Social Philosophy of a Biologist

The Grand Strategy of Evolution: The Social Philosophy of a Biologist

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The Household of Man -- The Philosophy of War and the Philosophy of Peace -- The Purpose of a Righteous Peace -- Unorganized Humanity -- The Grand Strategy of Evolution .

I. The Household of Man

THE roof of the world shelters a common household for man and his fellow creatures. All its living rooms are occupied and all its dwelling places are public thoroughfares as well as private habitations. In this household man can have no domestic secrets for visitation and communication are available to all. Wisdom and folly are publicly proclaimed, profits and losses open to inspection. Every member of the human family quickly learns that what is "right" for one is "right" for the other; that what is "wrong" for one is "wrong" for all; that what is profitable for one may be profitable for anyone. And profit is but another name for growth, the goal of all endeavor.

While the great masses of mankind must still live hazardously from day to day, moved to meagre profits by momentary impulses and present opportunities, increasing numbers are eagerly scanning the horizon of human affairs in search of more profitable ways of living, and finding them, they shall not be denied their profits.

Eager roots may rend the hardest rocks in search of profit. What social masonry may not be shattered by the groping roots of social life in search of happiness?

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