Social Behavior: A Conceptual Mistake about early humans

A conceptual mistake: That early Wild Humans displayed modern social behavior.

Oh sure! Nomadic hunter gatherers wore suits and ties and held business meetings. Nomadic hunter gatherers paid taxes. Nomadic hunter gatherers had electricity, power tools and built 3-car garages to house their “toys.” Nomadic hunter gatherers texted their friends every minute of every day. Nomadic hunter gatherers were crammed together in movie theaters, schools, sports stadiums and high-rise apartment buildings. Hunter-gatherer “wives” brought bags of junk food home to a litter of suburban “offspring” thus fulfilling their half of the social marriage contract. Nomadic hunter gatherers had hundreds of thousands of written laws, law courts and prisons. Hunter gatherers gathered millions of men together, formed armies, navies and air forces and fought World Wars. Hunter gatherers built Mega-Churches and asked Jesus to ‘pick’ winning lottery tickets. Need I say more?

We’ve have now established that modern social humans are domesticated humans, who are mental, emotional and physical captives of a severely unequal social pyramid scheme; people whose lives are dominated by “magical thinking”, imaginary supernatural beings, irrational beliefs and by real socio-psycho human predators. This modern human transformation can be traced back a mere 10,000 to 12,000 years, when drastic changes in lifestyle resulted in selection for “tame” modern social behavior versus “wild” human behavior. Modern social humans are the “type” necessary to survive the “squeezes and concentrations” due to the Agricultural Revolution, Industrial Revolution and urbanization. 

Original “wild” Homo sapiens had no need for modern social behavior and institutions. To insist that they did is like saying that people who inhabited the tropics 10,000-200,000 years ago invented the down parka, drove snowmobiles through the rain forest, hunted seals, and attended the Winter Olympics, which were held every four years in the Congo. 

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