Monkeys throwing Poo.

John Brodix Merryman Jr.
3 min readMar 4, 2022

What is going on? The West can blow up other countries left and right, but somehow we are the moral overlords when it comes to other countries doing anything remotely similar. Was everyone really born yesterday?

When it’s millions and billions of people, it’s not so much culture and politics, as it is biology and physics causing what is going on.

To culture, good and bad are some cosmic conflict between the forces of righteousness and evil, while in nature they are the basic biological binary of beneficial and detrimental. The 1/0 of sentience.

This is because a community has to function as a larger organism, so much of culture arises as social control mechanisms. For example, logically a spiritual absolute would be the essence of biological sentience from which we rise, not an ideal of wisdom and judgement, from which we fell. Ideals are not absolutes and treating them as such tends to empower the most close minded.

Consider how memes go viral in society and how it has always been so, since long before there were humans. So the concept of the group as a single organism, a hive mind, is integral to our deep sense of society. This would also be applied to many aspects of reality, consequently the origins of theism. Poly, pan and mono.