Interesting idea: “culture as microevolution” from this post.

This view:

We have to pass the Universal Fitness Test (UFT) before we can hope to join the [space] explorers. And that test is whether or not we can evolve to wiser beings. Can we?

Also this question:

… where do human (and personal) values come from if not arising as a natural process?

and this statement:

There is also some growing evidence that we have been evolving toward a more collective/cooperative-based perception of ourselves and the world (similar to the Asian world view of the role of the individual in the collective). We seem to be headed toward needing multiple minds working on problems that might have required only one mind a hundred generations ago, or so. That is intriguing as well.