There are two selection perspectives of evolution; a Yin and a Yang if you will. The masculine perspective(Yin) is Survival, and the feminine perspective(Yang) is Reproduction. (Masculine and feminine are not used here in relation to gender.)
There are three selection methods for the masculine perspective, and three selection methods the feminine. The masculine selection methods all enhance a species ability to survive, while the feminine selection methods enhances a species ability to reproduce.
The three Survival (Masculine) Selection Methods are Congregate, Industrial, and Political, and the three Reproductive (Feminine) Selection Methods are Reactive, Social, and Progressive.
- Congregate Survival is the simple fact that there is strength in numbers. Fish are more likely to survive when in a school than while swimming alone.
- Reactive Reproduction is when two individuals are required for reproduction (which requires them to live together in a congregation first) and physical attributes are the means of invoking a sexual reaction. For example, color of feathers or pheromones.
- Industrial Survival is when the school of fish begins to work together to ensure survival. An example of a species that has perfected the Industrial Survival Method is honey bees.
- Social Reproduction is when two individuals are required to reproduce, but an individual can override the reaction. Each individual is able to use their own criteria to select a mate. For example, a woman might choose a man with a certain career.
- Political Survival is when an Industrial Congregation starts limiting membership in their community according to shared Industrial goals. Eventually, the outcasts will create a new criteria for Congregating.
- Progressive Reproduction is when an individual chooses a mate from a group of suitable mates based on a new criteria. For example, if a woman choose to mate with a teacher and finds herself in a room full of handsome and polite teachers, then she might choose the one she feels most emotionally connected to.
The cycle begins again as the outcasts and progressives from one or more Congregations begin to migrate and Congregate. (Think of homosexuals moving to the same cities and neighborhoods within those cities. Also, those of similar religious or political beliefs.)