Let's start off with a basic principle. Evolution does not happen BY CHANCE, as the religious would like to say to discredit science. It, in fact, HAS TO happen. It is inevitable, GIVEN THE WAY THE WORLD IS SET UP. Something else. It is NOT necessarily the strongest that survive, as is often said in regards to evolution. It is not even necessarily the most intelligent that survive. It is those who are most willing and able to adapt to change, and new environments, that evolve. The parts of those who are unwilling to change and adapt, are left behind to the pages of history. Those who talk about evolution deal primarily with the physical aspect of it. I, however, would like to deal with this same principle, in terms of consciousness. It is not NECESSARILY the smartest who evolve. It is, just as Darwin says, those who are most able and willing to adapt. Those who are stuck in their ways, unable to hear other points of views, and adapt to new circumstances, are bound by evolution to be lost. Those with open minds, that don't try to force themselves upon the world, but rather adapt with the world, will evolve.