Russiantank wrote:If you look at this theory and ask yourself, why is it like that? Why would this system generate such seemingly arbitrary values? The answer is, as with all biological systems, evolution doesn't design perfect solutions. Evolution is a big game of trial and error. So if we anthropomorphize evolution and say that evolution has "intended consequences" those consequences would be the prolonged existence of the biological system. What we have to understand is that by the nature of evolution, evolution creates tons and tons of "unintended consequences." This is one of them.
None of this explains why these concepts exist. All you are doing here is associating feelings with the creation of these values. Well ok. But why do these things make me feel a certain way and not others. Why does this piece of art make me feel greater emotions and communicate more about the human condition than that other piece? It seems like you are trying to use the existence of evolution to prove materialism, which seems arbitrary.
To add further to this, are these concepts just floating around in the atmosphere everywhere, or are they in the magical part of your brain that stores your invisible material thoughts?
And if nature had these concepts, why wouldn’t it apply them to create a perfect material world based upon these ideals. Did it just say, “fuck it, Im gonna make like 95% of reality unideal, and then throw in about 5% ideals just to make it interesting?” I really wanna know.