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tylerd310 karma

Is it possible that there is a switch in human biology like that of a grass hopper when it turns into a locust? Obviously it wouldn't be visually noticable like that of the locust but could it be, perhaps contained within our behavior towards others?

I've always thought perhaps when in higher populations humans might be evolving to become more greedy/resource focused because it would make them more successful when attempting to survive the stressful environments of civilization. People in much smaller populations tend to appear to be much less greedy/resource focused and instead show more of a cooperation/sharing focus. So I'm just curious about a possible biological component to this fact that may be less of just the way we happen to behave but more along the lines of how we are evolving to behave when in very large groups.

Edit: To clarify I would like to point out that I count someone living in a rural environment in a large country as someone still being a part of a very large group. As in it's about the size of the community that they are attached to and not specifically the amount of people around them. The locust like effect potentially being caused by the amount of people they perceive as a part of their civilization.

tylerd37 karma

That makes me feel more hopeful about the future of mankind, thank you for your response.