“There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil.” – Gandalf
The only time I have ever heard evolution be portrayed as survival of the fittest in modern times is by people who don’t understand how the hierarchy of natural selection works. All natural selection means is that an organism that survives to the point of reproduction has adaptations which allowed it to survive and pass those adaptations on to the next generation. If the anti-social behaviors of sociopaths don’t pass on then the adaptation causing them to be dead ends in terms of evolution. Applying that reasoning to the Aurora shooter, James Holmes, if he had some perception of mutant superiority over the rest of the species he effectively proved himself wrong by assuring that his lineage is a dead end. Whatever adaption he had to have violent disregard for human life has accumulatively pissed society off and he will now almost certainly die by execution or old age.
In case it isn’t clear, no the individual or genocide committing group of xenopaths has any adaptation that another within their species doesn’t have. Hatred, weapons, strength, or whatever other outward focus at some point must stop so the relations can get back to getting their compassion on. This is why “Thou shalt not kill” and the other tangible social commandments could be written and taken to heart by a people bent on brutally destroying other societies of humans. In turn different other societies came along to spank Israel out of their self-righteously narrow vision of solidarity. Over time the definition of what it means to be human has expanded from ideology to states or from races to demographics either way marching toward the human common denominator which has existed all along.
Thou shalt not kill has existed before writing just as it exists presently among other species in nature without detailed instruction yet still manage to maintain their relative forms of society. Our dependence on communication, knowledge, sex, and young-rearing means that our species can only survive by compassion with relations. To be human is to be social because anything else means inevitable extinction.
Sheesh, talk about a rambling blog. At least I managed to come to some semblance of a finish so I can post it and be done.