We’ve been evolving for years. Our genes have kept mutating, testing out combinations that may work better in our environment. The aim is for the organism to survive. Genes are selfish – they want the organism to survive at all costs so that they can survive and propagate.
Evolution goes a bit further. Some organisms have learnt to collaborate with others to increase the likelihood of their survival. Families band together, looking out for each other, helping to pass their genes on. Tribes work together in the same way, protecting their way of life and passing it on to their children.
But we’re now at a point where we need species-level evolution. The threats we face affect everyone on the planet, no matter your family or tribe. Sticking your head in the sand just means your arse will get burnt like everyone else’s.
We can’t afford to be selfish genes anymore.