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The evolutionary ethic holds that the ultimate goal of human life is to maximize total creativity.

John David Garcia proposed that the evolutionary ethics should become the founding principle of a new society, just as the "libertarian ethic" is the organizing principle of American democracy and the "materialistic ethic" is the organizing principle of Marxism-Leninism.

The "libertarian ethic" holds that the maximization of freedom is the ultimate good.

The "materialistic ethic" holds that the maximization of every person's security--particularly economic security--is the ultimate good.

The evolutionary ethic requires one to look at one's life from a more detached and bloodless perspective than most people are capable of: most people identify strongly with their own happiness and that of their loved ones and will refuse to identify instead with an abstract and impersonal process. Nevertheless, there are people for whom the process that increases the creativity of themselves and those around them is a more essential and immediate part of themselves than their own bodies, comfort and survival are.

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