From a commenter on Sister Y's blog:
"So this might seem like an overly intellectual reason to be depressed, but it does relate to everyday life, and I probably have aspergers which often leads to abstract fixations.
We see the ideas of evopsych popularized all over the internet in memes (itself coined by Dawkins), PUA, friendzone, foreveralone, niceguy, alpha, beta, omega. Pop-Nietzsche seems to have triumphed with the whole idea that any morality (aka being a nice guy) is a sign of slave weakness, and that only cruelty and domination can win in this harsh Darwinian world. Evil is sexy.
Its useless trying to refute evopsych. If one accepts the premises of evolution, natural and sexual selection, game theory, genetics, cognitive psychology, the conclusions of EP seem to logically follow. But even if EP is bunk, and just an ideology to justify American society, so what? Nature or Nurture, I'll still have to live with it my lifetime. For better or worse, I will live and die under American capitalist society. And the human nature described by EP, perfectly describes the world I live in. War for money, sex, power. Nature red in tooth and claw. Robots for the selfish gene. And if Pinker is right, and the Blank Slate is a myth, and human nature is indeed hardwired and not plastic, then we're stuck with this world for eternity.
The highest ideal of Darwinism is to be a Genghis Khan, Tucker Max, Don Juan, playboy, Fratboy, Hiphop gangsta, pick up artist. The lowest of the low is to be a Foreveralone like me. Human emotions, desires, loves are nothing but the random firings of neurons and chemical imbalances driven by the rational calculus of gene-fitness maximinzation.
What kind of world is this to live in?
I'd love nothing more than to destroy this capsule that holds my parents' selfish genes. I resent them furiously for imposing that burden on me. I hate humanity, mammals, animals, life, biology, matter, and ultimately existence itself. Ruled by a fat, blind, uncaring scientist God, staring into the void with dead empty eyes. All men are created unequal. Defined by race, gender, ability, looks, strength, economics, IQ, EQ etc. The Law of Difference. And evolution acts upon these inequalities, weeding out the unfit. Life unfit for life. Life is struggle. Even physics which seems so cold, rational, lifeless, abstract, fleshless, is about domination. F=MA The Stronger Force imposes its' "will" on the weaker force.
Life is both too rational (in that everything is determined by the selfish calculations of DNA) and too irrational (in that all human behavior is determined by evolved Dionysian impulses).
I can't find any meaning whatsoever in a cruel world like this. How can I just accept existence as a gene-machine? Fight to be the biggest cruelest ape on a mountain of skulls. The law of evolution, is that cruelty, sadism, evil, domination, brutality, and raw power always triumph.
While intellectually I accept Darwinism, I understand why an honest Christian (not a hypocritcal Priest or Evangelical) would want to rage against the cruel world of Darwinism. "Turn the other cheek and love thy neighbor" is a losing strategy in evolutionary game theory. OF course all worldviews accept the evils of the world, it just depends who you want to blame- Satan, Original Sin, Genes, Patriarchy, Feminism, Statism, Capitalism, Religion, Racism, Big Government Liberalism, etc etc They're all arguing about WHY the world sucks, that the world sucks, no one can deny.
How can robot-capsules for selfish DNA ever find meaning in this brutal cutthroat competitive universe?
Mitchel Heisman summed it all up about how Judeo-Christian Slave Morality is fundamentally a revolt against the biological nature of existence, and can only be completed in the rejection of bios itself."
Can't argue with any of that. Anyone who declares they love life, or even their own life, is obliged to acknowledge that the system that produces it, that is it, is devoid of any natural justice, purpose or morality. By giving the thumbs-up to life you're giving the thumbs-up to the mindless grinding machine that's just going to spit you out once it's done with you. Life worship is akin to Cthulhu worship.
And for those who have kids or are planning to, at some level they must be aware that they are creating a hostage to fortune, someone who will be both a victim and a perpetrator of the machine that lacks all empathy and care for its mutations. Stockholm Syndrome writ large.