I read a recent article in a science magazine that suggested that the instinct to pick up and protect a cute baby is an evolutionarily beneficial instinct.
If you can imagine two different tribes of people, one tribe that had the protect the cute baby instinct and another try that had the don’t protect the cute baby instinct, it’s clear to see how the first tribe would be successful while the second tribe will be less successful.
There is an interesting idea from natural selection called co-evolution, where two completely different species evolve a kind of interdependence upon one another.
Plants and Instincts
This is most prevalent in insects and plants because are so many different plant species and there are so many different insect species they often share the same environment.
The most commonly known co-evolution between plants and insects is between bees and flowers. It’s almost as if they’ve made some kind of trade agreement. The flower gives the bee free nectar and in exchange for getting free nectar the bee will cross pollinate the flowers.
A very common co-evolutionary relationship exists between primates and fruit bearing trees and flowers. They believe that one of the reasons that primates, including humans, developed the ability to discern different colors was to be able to detect which fruit bearing plants and flowers have the biggest and the juiciest fruit.
Trees and Primates
From the tree’s standpoint, the surrounding area of the seeds, which is the most important part of the tree, is the most delicious part to humans. Just like there’s kind of an unwritten agreement between bees and flowers, there seems to be an unwritten agreement between fruit bearing plants and trees and primates.
The primates are attracted to the colors of the fruit. The primates are attracted to the sweet taste of the fruit. In exchange the primates will pass the seeds through their digestive system and then plant the seeds further away from the original tree to kind of help spread the tree.
The fruit bearing trees and plants provide free food to primates and primates help to spread the seed of the fruit bearing tree.
One interesting idea from neurology is that most of our decisions are instinctive and outside of our conscious control. There’s this idea that our conscious mind is more of an after-the-fact storyteller than an actual chooser.
We watch our instincts happening and we like to believe that we are choosing to do the right thing. One of the ways this comes out is when you think of the hero’s journey, where the hero during the hero’s journey has to go through a necessary inflection point where he risks his life to save his friends.
Almost every hero’s journey movie, there is one important scene called the belly of the whale, according to Joseph Campbell, where the hero has to risk everything to save his friends and family.
Take One For The Team
It might turn out that this is a very powerful instinct. It feels very good to think about this instinct. It feels very good to be reminded about this instinct. It feels very good to watch this instinct played out on the screen.
If you can imagine two tribes of people, one tribe that had the protect your friends at all cost no matter what instinct, and another tribe that said if it gets too dangerous take care of yourself only, it’s easy to see how this first tribe would be much more successful than the second tribe.
All of these instincts we like to believe they are our conscious choices that we follow these instincts with our conscious mind and there’s some type of signal of our moral righteousness.
Instinct Watching Device
It could be that these are all instincts are completely outside of our conscious control and we can just watch them and kind of take credit for them. That’s another theory as to why we have our conscious minds. We like to take credit for things that we watch happening as it makes us feel good.
It’s a kind of a ego protection trick that keeps us taking care of ourselves so long as we think we are super important.
One of the reasons we like colors so much, and certain combinations of colors is because it’s based on this instinctive trait to be able to discern different trees to see which ones have the most brightest colors and the brightest colors are not only a signal that there is some delicious fruit there but there also a signal that there’s water nearby because fruit bearing trees and plants need a lot of water to produce the fruit.
Women In Sexy Dresses
Whenever you see an attractive woman in an attractive dress or an attractive painting with attractive colors, that’s all potentially based on our ancient instinct to recognize different colors and associate those different colors with sweet tasting fruit.
Another example of co-evolution is between humans and domesticated animals. Over time, just like bees and flowers, humans and animals developed a kind of overlapping interdependency. The animals do work for humans and humans provide free food and protection to the animals. Just like bees and flowers and primates and fruit bearing trees.
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