Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents: Evolutionary Communities of Proximity that Practice Cooperation and Effective Communication

By Tom & Carol Braford

The theory of evolution has come a long way since Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859. Biological, social, economic and even spiritual and religious theory and practice continue to evolve. 

One big change is that we now know that biological, social and other forms of evolution have as much if not more to do with cooperation than with competition. 

It is not always the fittest, biggest, strongest ones with the biggest brains that survive and thrive. If that were all that mattered, maybe we would have 95% Neanderthal and 5% homo sapiens genes, instead of the other way around.

Evolutionary anthropologist Robin Dunbar says that Neanderthals lagged behind homo sapiens in language development, so they had difficulty adapting to an earlier major period of climate change.

Three things that our transspecies now need to consider if cooperation is what had us survive the last major round of climate change:

  1. Why are we relying on our Neanderthal inherited traits of competition this time around?
  2. Why not double down and practice higher levels of cooperative and more effective governance and communication skills that could lead to solutions in other seemingly endemic threats to all species?
  3. Why are we still relying on the Neanderthal trait of might if we want the combined human experiment and Gaya herself to long endure?

Yet another book by Carter Phipps, Evolutionaries, Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea, explains how our relationship with God or a Higher Power and Nature may also be supporting the continuing evolution of our species.

I have long thought that evolutionary communities of practice could play a role in causing the next level of human planetary evolution, so I have dedicated the better part of my adult life to this pursuit.

According to modern day philosopher Ken Wilber in his seminal book, Sex, Ecology, Spirituality, the next level of human evolution will happen in dialog in communities of practice.

So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get it going and growing!

Contact: braford@sbcglobal.net