Dec 2, 2019, 12:05 PM
by Luke Weinhagen
Human development of executive function and rational agency resulted in our having more ability to exert intentional control over our environment than any other organism we have yet encountered (humans evolve to control environments).
This control gives us the means to write natural law (figuratively – our exertion of control redefines the limits that are expressed by the environment in natural law).
Because we could begin to write natural law, however poorly and imprecise at first, we could begin the process of domestication.
The Story version:
The fall of man was not the knowledge of good and evil, but life and death. When we control the environment, we change the limits.
We redefine what is unfit, what will survive and what will be eliminated – what was only to be the purview of the gods.
(CD: And with reason, became gods.)