¿Y si la inteligencia surgió como una adaptación para aventajar al prójimo principalmente por medio del engaño?:

The more that I think about the role of human intelligence, the more plausible it seems to be a political adaptation. Intelligence is for lying, and lying well. Human intelligence it seems to me would have evolved from centuries of horror and betrayal – a sociopathic impulse to simulate loyalty for the purposes of naked exploitation. Perhaps this is why, to quote John Lennon “They hate you if you’re clever, and they despise a fool”. Intelligence makes people suspicious.