"Octavia Butler said, 'civilization is to groups what intelligence is to individuals. It is a means of combining the intelligence of many to achieve ongoing group adaptation... Janine Benyus, a student of biomimicry, says 'Nature/Life would always create conditions conducive to life.' She tells of a radical fringe of scientists who are realizing that natural selection isn't individual, but mutual--that species only survive if they learn to be in community.
How can we, future ancestors, align ourselves with the most resilient practices of emergence as a species?" - adrienne maree brown, emergent strategy (ebook edition, pgs 12-13