If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it's that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously.
Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park
Evolution is a process of constant branching and expansion.
Through the evolutionary process, those who are able to engage in social cooperation of various sorts do better in survival and reproduction.
There are no shortcuts in evolution.
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.