How does a population increase its power? By increasing the intelligence, strength and health of its members.
r strategy: breed chaotically, frequently, and invest little in offspring;
K strategy: breed deliberately, with partners for life, and invest a lot in the offspring.
Sluts are r strategists, e.g. nonstrategists. Breed like an r, end up producing dumb, narcissistic, reckless children — a path to the third world.
Traditional values (home in first world nations!) emphasize not only K strategies, but finding a transcendent reason to see and amplify beauty in it. We call that love.
In evolutionary terms, what is progressive in social terms is the exact opposite, and what is considered not progressive, is:
The r-strategy is characterized by a high rate of propagation. It occurs especially with species specialized on colonizing new habitats with variable conditions or with species with strongly fluctuating population sizes. The K-strategy, in contrast, describes a regulated, density-dependent propagation in view of the capacity limit of the habitat K. It occurs in species living in stable habitats, where a high rate of propagation is of no advantage. It is regarded as more progressive than the r-strategy in an evolutionary sense. In nature, all conceivable transitions between these two extremes occur. A given species will therefore mainly adopt one strategy, even though shares of the other strategy cannot be overlooked. Sometimes, extern circumstances like unpredicted changes of the living conditions trigger a change from one strategy to the other.
In other words, K-strategies recognize the carrying capacity and are designed to maximize it.
r-strategies recognize only how much food there is today and attempt to saturate the population so that some survive.
Humanity’s lack of a K-strategy, across the board, is what is responsible for ecocide through overpopulation, as well as class war.
When it is applied, on a personal or social level, results improve:
A genetic risk factor that increases the likelihood that youth will engage in substance use can be neutralized by high levels of involved and supportive parenting, according to a new University of Georgia study.
The study, published in the February issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, is the first to examine a group of youth over time to see how a genetic risk factor interacts with a child’s environment to influence behavior.
“We found that involved and supportive parenting can completely override the effects of a genetic risk for substance abuse,” says study co-author Gene Brody, Regents Professor in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “It’s a very encouraging finding that shows the power of parenting.”
Survival of the fittest does not mean whoever wins the fight wins. That’s too easy.
It means whoever survives, no matter how many fights, and raises a family who are in turn balanced, inclined to survive, and wise, wins.
This is why all rising populations use K-strategies, and all declining ones apply r-strategies.