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Natural Selection, Technology, and Anxiety
 
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Patricia A. Comella, JD

Bowen family systems theory and Darwin's theory of evolution are theories about relationship systems. Bowen family systems theory postulates that the human species is part of life on Earth and thereby shares an evolutionary inheritance with other species. Darwin's theory of evolution postulates that the process of natural selection is a major contributor to the evolution of species. In responding to the forces of natural selection, members of some species, including the human species, make use of the knowledge they possess about the relationship systems to which they belong. Such knowledge extends to the making and use of tools to gain selective advantage, technological innovation, and intergenerational transmission of knowledge by nongenetic (cultural) means. In this paper, the author explores the emotional roots of human technology and culture as adaptive responses to the forces of natural selection. The paper represents the author's efforts to place human technology and culture within the context of natural selection so as to neither exalt them for the benefits they have conferred in the form of the human's unparalleled success in niche occupation nor denigrate them for the costs they have imposed in the form of environmental degradation which seems to challenge Earth's capacity to recover.


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