Where are the studies into human instincts themselves? Why aren’t we striving to catalog them all? Why aren’t we taking human instincts into consideration in the modern world when everything marches on with no regards to it, and we react instinctively in manners that may lead to our deaths? Would it not be better to take a whole view of our actions, instincts, situation, who we are, how we were raised, everything together? To consider situations in light of instincts and reality and to know when to ignore them, when to follow them?
If we don’t take instincts into consideration all that will happen is series of events will continue to happen that will set them off and people will react in a reactionary manner making things worse and worse. Humanity will either adapt and live, or they will fail to adapt and collapse, or they will fail to adapt and die off. There will be no second industrial revolution should humanity collapse. The oil reserves used to build us to this stage while not gone will be beyond the reach of people when they are ready to try again.